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Marvel Considered Bringing Back Aaron Taylor-Johnson for WandaVision


Written by Joshua on February 27 2021

While Evan Peters’ casting as Quicksilver in WandaVision was an early decision according to President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, there was some initial discussion on whether to cast his Marvel Cinematic Universe actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson in that role.

According to Decider, Feige recently did a 25-minute Q&A with critics following an early preview of episodes for Marvel’s next Disney+ show The Falcon and the Winter Solder. Among those questions was one on whether there was any debate about using Peters or Taylor-Johnson as Pietro, to which Feige noted, “There are discussions on everything” and explained how Marvel Studios “blue sky” all of its projects. “But I believe we ended up going with what you saw relatively early on in the development process,” he finished.

Both Evan Peters and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who coincidentally starred together in 2010’s Kick-Ass, played alternate variations of Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver in the 20th Century Fox X-Men and MCU timelines due to legal issues over Pietro and his sister Wanda being both mutants and occasional Avengers. Peters’ version, named “Peter” Maximoff, debuted in 2014’s critically acclaimed X-Men: Days of Future Past and later reprised his role in the new prequel X-Men timeline for X-Men: Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix.

Taylor-Johnson also appeared that year as “Pietro” in Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s mid-credit scene alongside Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda, with Avengers: Age of Ultron revealing them to be Sokovian natives experimented on by Hydra before initially teaming up with Ultron (James Spader) to defeat the Avengers. Unlike his Fox counterpart, however, Pietro died in Age of Ultron after sacrificing himself to protect Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), leaving Wanda to take revenge on Ultron and later join the Avengers.

The end of WandaVision’s fifth episode, however, mysteriously revived Pietro in Wanda’s Westview sitcom world using Evan Peters’ form. Most recently, it was revealed at the end of the episode “Breaking the Fourth Wall” that his inclusion was the manipulations of Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Harkness, who had orchestrated a number of events behind the scenes for unknown but likely malevolent purposes. Having been absent for most of episode, Pietro reappeared to confront Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) in the show’s first mid-credit scene just as she was about to enter Agatha’s lair.

Written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau and Kathryn Hahn as Agnes. New episodes air Fridays on Disney+.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron – Quicksilver Skype Card


Written by Joshua on June 01 2015

Skype released a few character cards to promote the film. I’ve added the skype card of Aaron Johnson as Quicksilver to the gallery. Take a look!

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Future With Marvel Might Not Be As Clear As It Seems


Written by Joshua on May 16 2015

We recently ran part of our interview with Age of Ultron co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, where he revealed that, even though his character Quicksilver died in the film’s finale, Marvel created an alternate costume for him that he would have worn had the studio allowed him to survive. In a separate podcast, Whedon revealed that Quicksilver almost was part of the New Avengers team that Captain America (Chris Evans) put together in the closing moments of Age of Ultron.

And now, I can share with you the fact that Taylor-Johnson hopes he can stay in the MCU… somehow. I asked him if he took the role of Quicksilver because he knew that it would be a one-and-done part, that he wouldn’t be locked into a lengthy Marvel contract, like other actors. And according to Aaron Taylor-Johnson, that wasn’t the case, at all. The actor told me during our exclusive interview:

No, because… I still feel like, you know, they were the best. I mean, I thoroughly enjoyed working on [this movie], and would love to do, I would love to being doing more movies with the guys at Marvel. Maybe there will be some case where that might happen. Again, I’m not sure, but…”

At that point, I pointed out that no one really dies in the MCU. Nick Fury and Special Agent Phil Coulson both “died” on screen, but found ways to return. Elaborating on that, Aaron Taylor-Johnson admitted to me:

I’d love to find what that loophole is, because I think they’re the best guys I’ve worked with in a long time, and yeah, you know, it’s cool.”

CinemaBlend readers suggested plenty of loopholes under our story about Quicksilver’s death. Many referenced “Project T.A.H.I.T.I.,” which resurrected Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) after The Battle of New York. Other fans pointed out the work of Dr. Helen Cho (Claudia Kim), who can generate human tissue – as she did for Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) – in the chamber that gave birth to The Vision (Paul Bettany). And still others mentioned the untapped superpowers of Quicksilver’s sister, Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen). Could she somehow resurrect her brother for a future Marvel movie?

All of this is possible. The MCU has invented numerous ways to bring characters back from “the dead,” and with the emergence of the Infinity Stones, the MCU will have even MORE options for possible resurrection. The bigger question is should Quicksilver come back. His death, while tragic, carried resonance. These heroes should be in some danger. There needs to be consequences. Put another way, if Avengers never die, what tension can be milked from pending events like the Civil War, or even the Infinity War?

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“Avengers: Age of Ultron” Official Cast Interview


Written by Joshua on April 28 2015

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” TV Spot #1


Written by Joshua on January 31 2015

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