Aaron Taylor-Johnson Talks THE AVENGERS 2 and GODZILLA; Says He’s Met with Joss Whedon and Marvel for AVENGERS Role

     July 29, 2013

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As filming is set to get underway on The Avengers: Age of Ultron early next year, writer/director Joss Whedon and the folks at Marvel are starting to make logistical preparations for the follow-up, including filling out the cast.  Whedon revealed early on that he was including the characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in the film, and we learned a couple of months ago that Aaron Taylor-Johnson was the frontrunner to play the incredibly fast Quicksilver in the superhero sequel.

Steve recently sat down with Taylor-Johnson in anticipation of the release of Kick-Ass 2, and the actor confirmed that he has indeed had meetings with both Whedon and the people at Marvel about possibly playing Quicksilver, and it certainly sounds like negotiations are ongoing.  In addition, Taylor-Johnson spoke a bit about director Gareth Edwards’ vision for Godzilla.  Hit the jump to read on.

the-avengers-2-sequel-robert-downey-jr-mark-ruffaloWhen Steve asked Taylor-Johnson if he has already signed on for The Avengers 2 or if he’s still in negotiations, the actor confirmed that he has indeed been approached about joining the ensemble:

“I feel really flattered and honored that they came to me for that role.  I think he’s an interesting character and we’re just gonna keep going into that.  I sat down with Joss, I think he’s awesome, I sat down with the guys at Marvel and they’re also great; I think it’d be interesting.”

While Taylor-Johnson was remiss to go into any detail about the specifics of his involvement, it definitely sounds like negotiations of some sort between the actor and Marvel are in progress.  He noted that the prospect of signing a Marvel contract, which usually constitutes appearing in anywhere from 4-9 other movies, is “nerve-wracking,” but it looks like Taylor-Johnson is carefully weighing his options.

With regards to Godzilla, Taylor-Johnson was recently at Comic-Con to promote the film with fellow cast members Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen as well as director Gareth Edwards, and he spoke enthusiastically about Edwards’ vision for the legendary monster:

“Gareth is such a wicked director, man.  He’s so modest and humble and he’s got such a wicked vision for this, so I’m excited for what they’re gonna do.”

Watch the video interview between Steve and Taylor-Johnson pertaining to The Avengers 2 and Godzilla below, and if you missed our recap of the Comic-Con panel for Godzilla, click here.  Look for Steve’s full interview with Aaron Taylor-Johnson on Collider soon.

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