Back in June, we reported that Kick-Ass 2 and Godzilla star Aaron Taylor-Johnson was being sought for Quicksilver in The Avengers 2. The actor spoke about the role for the first time at Comic-Con 2013 today, where he hinted that he has the part.
"I don't think I can talk about that, but it really is an exciting prospect."
When asked if he is studying up on the character, he gave the following response.
"[QuickSilver] has a really interesting character and background. In fact, my wife just went out and bought... it's like a really, really old vintage [comic] with the first time Quicksilver's ever been on the cover."
Quicksilver (a.k.a. Pietro Maximoff) is the brother of Scarlet Witch (a.k.a. Wanda Maximoff), who is blessed with super-human speed, while his sister has the power to control probabilities. While most superhero character rights lie just with one studio, rights to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are actually shared with Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox.
Marvel can only use the story lines that deal with The Avengers, and Fox can only use plots that deal with their father, the mutant Magneto in the X-Men universe. In fact, Evan Peters is playing Quicksilver in the upcoming Fox sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past.
We'll keep you posted with any further news regarding The Avengers 2 as the Con continues throughout the weekend.