While Marvel has had no comments on whether or not he's been cast, Kick-Ass 2 star Aaron Taylor-Johnson is sounding more and more like he'll be playing Quicksilver in Joss Whedon's forthcoming sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In a new interview with Total Film, the actor says that he's currently "in talks about" how to best portray the super-speedster: "I might not look right with white hair, and the accent may be wrong," the actor admitted. "It just doesn’t work like that. It’s about – unless you’re Jim Carrey or Nic Cage and go ‘This is the character’, people go ‘OK, OK…’ When people haven’t been shown your range like that, then they’re a bit more skeptical – they may not want you to push the boundaries in that way. But that’s what I’m interested in as an actor."
On what makes the character appealing, Johnson said, "Him and his sister [Scarlet Witch] have been abandoned by their parents and their father, and they grew up in Eastern Europe defending and looking out for themselves and each other. His sister really is his guidance – emotionally she’s the one who looks after him, and vice versa. He’s very overprotective physically – he doesn’t want anyone touching her." He added, "He has real anger frustration – I like that. I always thought it’d be quite funny if you saw him eating loads and people asked him why and he’d explain it’s because he’s burning so much energy all the time. Or ideas that you’d see him come back round – but he’s already nipped out and got his lunch somewhere else. He just got bored – his attention span is so f---ing quick."
Really doesn't sound like a guy who's just one of a number of applicants for the job, does it?