Avengers 2’s Quicksilver is “over-protective and angry”

Avengers: Age Of Ultron’s Quicksilver is closer to the comics than X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Quicksilver on the cover of Avengers Origins by artist Marko Djurdjevic
Quicksilver on the cover of Avengers Origins by artist Marko Djurdjevic

Speaking to Total Film, Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson spoke a little about his take on the super-speedy Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and this take seems far more in line with his classic Marvel Comics incarnation than Evan Peters’ take in X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

“There’s years – over 50 years – of back story on him all there to use, and I like doing that. Him and his sister [Scarlet Witch] have been abandoned by their parents and their father, and they grew up in Eastern Europe defending and looking out for themselves and each other,” explained Taylor-Johnson.

“His sister really is his guidance – emotionally she’s the one who looks after him, and vice versa. He’s very overprotective physically – he doesn’t want anyone touching her. He has real anger frustration – I like that.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson gets a beating in 2013's Kick-Ass 2
Aaron Taylor-Johnson gets a beating in 2013’s Kick-Ass 2

 

“I always thought it’d be quite funny if you saw him eating loads and people asked him why and he’d explain it’s because he’s burning so much energy all the time. Or ideas that you’d see him come back round – but he’s already nipped out and got his lunch somewhere else. He just got bored – his attention span is so fucking quick.”

Expanding on how much of the character’s signature look will make it into the Avengers Assemble sequel, the star was uncertain.

“That’s what we’re in talks about really, right now – how I could become that character and not feel forced. I might not look right with white hair, and the accent may be wrong… it just doesn’t work like that.”

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is due in cinemas 1 May 2015. You can buy Avengers Assemble on DVD for £10.99 or on Blu-ray for £14.99 from Amazon.co.uk.

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