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Thursday, 31 October 2013

New Avengers: Age of Ultron Star Announced

And no, sorry, it's not Chloe Grace Moretz. There's still exciting news, though...
Marvel Studios have today confirmed a new actor set to feature in the cast of their upcoming superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron. Bringing together the World's Greatest Heroes once again for a new battle, the sequel to 2012's ensemble hit has been written by Avengers Assemble's Joss Whedon and will be directed by the very same man.

It's thrilling to learn that Aaron Taylor-Johnson will play the role of Quicksilver in the 2015 follow-up. Taylor-Johnson is best known for his portrayal of the titular wannabe superhero in Kick-Ass, although between his appearances in the 2010 comedy smash success and its mediocre 2013 sequel, the English star (you read right, Superman, Spider-Man and Quicksilver are all now played by British thespians!) has featured in other productions including Anna Karenina and Savages, with a primary role in next year's fantasy thriller Godzilla lined up too.

He joins Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Scarlet Johnasson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smaulders (Maria Hill), James Spader (Ultron) and allegedly Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) in one of the most astounding ensemble line-ups for a film in some time, and it's quite probable that he can bring a sensitive level of gravitas to the oft-camp mutant character. Where Taylor-Johnson won't feature, though, is in X-Men: Days of Future Past- as of 2015, there will be two different incarnations of Quicksilver situated in two different Marvel universes, Disney's and Fox's narrative worlds.

Avengers: Age of Ultron assembles in cinemas worldwide on May 1st, 2015.

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