‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Casts Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, New Ultron Spoilers Surface

The villain’s brand new origin story has been revealed in a casting call for director Joss Whedon’s superhero sequel.

Aaron Taylor-Johnsonn confirmed as Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Aaron Taylor-Johnsonn confirmed as Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron
When actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson spoke about playing Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron at Comic-Con 2013, many thought he had already signed on for the role, even though we had only heard he was being considered for the part back in June. Today, Marvel Studios has put out a casting call for the highly-anticipated Marvel Phase Two sequel, which confirms that he has been cast, and that Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie is likely reprising his role of The Falcon as well.

However, the casting call also includes massive spoilers about the plot, that confirm what writer-director Joss Whedon revealed about the villain Ultron getting a new origin. Be warned, there will be spoilers contained below, so read on at your own risk.

"In The Avengers: Age of Ultron Loki is gone and the new villain will be the evil robot Ultron, who has the ability to keep upgrading his own strength, making him extremely fearsome. Tony Stark/Iron Man becomes the unwitting creator of Ultron. The brother-and-sister team of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch become the seventh and eighth members of The Avengers. Quicksilver has extreme speed, while Scarlet Witch can cast spells and has telekinesis ability. Black Widow and Hawkeye will be key figures in the film."

In the Marvel comic books, Ultron was the creation of Hank Pym, a.k.a. Ant-Man, a character who is getting his own movie directed by Edgar Wright that will kick off Marvel Phase Three on November 1, 2015.

The casting call also revealed that production will begin in February 2014 at Shepperton Studios and in exterior locations in and around London. Click Here! to read the full casting notice.

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

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  1. Andrew Schamel

    If Evan Peters is already signed on to play Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver for X-Men: Days of Future Past, then why have Aaron Taylor-Johnson play the same guy in Avengers 2??? Are they going to tie the two together or just forget about one or the other???

    2 years agoby @Andrew-SchamelFlag

  2. AgentBlue

    I guess Stark creating Ultron isnt too bad I just wish it was Hank Pym still.

    2 years agoby @agentblueFlag

  3. AgentBlue

    I guess Stark creating Ultron isnt too bad I just wish it was Hank Pym still.

    2 years agoby @agentblueFlag

  4. Josh

    Having Stark as the creator of Ultron makes so much logical sense in this film universe, given the end of Iron Man 3 in which Stark is out of the suit but still addicted to tech. Hell, this could be the thing that leads to his eventual death. Maybe he'll only be in Avengers 3 in flashbacks or archive footage or something.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  5. Brandonmartell

    Tony Stark was the creator of Ultron in The Next Avengers, so its not that out of the box...I like it.

    2 years agoby @brandonmartellFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @narrator With them having him on board for part 2 and 3, I wouldn't be surprised if he came up with a way to beat down Thanos

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. the Narrator

    I'm sure there are some Marvel fans out there who will pose as realists countering my claims that this is a decision made out of laziness, but whatever. Hank Pym and Ultron are tied together forever in my book. Iron Man already has enough of a god complex in the MCU that he doesn't need any more accomplishments under his belt. This is just more of Disney/Marvel hyping up Tony Stark/Downey Jr. as well as Whedon foregoing the effort it would take to wait for Wright's Ant-Man film and then build Ultron up from there. It may seem practical, but it's really just laziness. After Iron Man 3, however, I'm not surprised.

    As for Taylor-Johnson being Pietro, cool. I'd still have preferred someone like Felton, who fits the role perfectly, but I can't really complain all things considered.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  8. Sean

    @2movieguys He was in the movie called Kick-Ass.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. CelluloidDreams

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson who!!?!??!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  10. The Real Goku

    I GUESS it makes sense. After the "horrible" iron man 3. The only way to get tony to come back and make more armor and suit up is to stop a bad creation he was responsible for. Still should have stuck with hank though. And about quicksilver I think Aaron deserves it. Give him a chance

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  11. Raoul Duke

    Yeah, I figured as much. It's not like it was going to be Captain - "It seems to run on some form of electricity" - America.

    2 years agoby @raoulduke33Flag

  12. Sean

    I think we already knew this would happen because of this article in this link ->movieweb/comic-con/2013/news/comic-con-2013-aaron-taylor-johnson-talks-quicksilver-in-the-avengers-2

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  13. MovieTwin

    @ed-wood I agree

    2 years agoby @twinpac1Flag

  14. ed_wood

    No shocking news here.

    2 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

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