Aaron Taylor-Johnson cast in The Avengers Age of Ultron. The casting of Aaron Taylor-Johnson in The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) answers the question of who will play the main villain in the Joss Whedon directed film. Aaron Taylor-Johnson will play the character of Pietero Maximoff aka Quicksilver in the The Avengers‘ sequel. His sister in the film, Scarlet Witch, will apparently be played by Elizabeth Olsen.
Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) is the son of Magneto, the twin brother of the Scarlet Witch, and the paternal half-brother of Polaris.
Quicksilver is a mutant capable of moving and thinking at superhuman speeds. Originally capable of running at the speed of sound; exposure to the High Evolutionary’s Isotope E made it possible for the character to run at supersonic speeds of up to Mach 10 and resist the effects of friction, reduced oxygen, and kinetic impact while moving at super-speeds. The character’s speed allows him to perform feats such as create cyclone-strength winds; run up walls and cross bodies of water. It has been revealed that one of the reasons for his abrasive and impatient personality is that it seems to him that the rest of the world is moving in slow motion and that he is constantly waiting for it to catch up. As he once explained, “Have you ever had a day where you are at the ATM and you are in a hurry because you’re running late but the person in front of you doesn’t know how to use the ATM and they’re taking forever? Now imagine what it must be like to spend every day surrounded by people who don’t know how to use the ATM.”
The character first appears with his twin sister, the Scarlet Witch, as a part of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in the title X-Men. The siblings are mutants, with Pietro possessing superhuman speed and Wanda able to control probability. The pair are recruited by their father Magneto after he saves Wanda from a mob after she accidentally causes a house to burst into fire. Quicksilver stays with her to protect her. After several brief appearances in the title X-Men where the X-Men realize they are not evil, they depart when Magneto and his lackey the Toad are abducted by the cosmic entity the Stranger. They then travel back to Europe. Pietro and his sister reform and are recruited by Avenger Iron Man to join superhero team the Avengers, after they discover they are advertising for new members and want to get support for themselves.
Together with leader Captain America and former villain Hawkeye, the four become the second generation of Avengers, and are later dubbed “Cap’s Kooky Quartet”.
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The Avengers: Age of Ultron cast also includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, and Anthony Mackie.
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