This report comes to us from Giant Freakin Robot, and I would truly love it to be true.
One of the things that Aaron Taylor-Johnson seemed to make very clear when talking about his time in the MCU is that he doesn’t really do sequels.
The only sequel he’s ever done as been Kick-Ass 2, and that movie didn’t turn out too good.
One role he played was Quicksilver in the MCU.
He played the MCU speedster in Avengers: Age Of Ultron and I thought he was pretty darn good in the movie.
However, he was killed in that film, and it all had to do with the agreement Marvel made with 20th Century Fox at the time who still owned the rights to the character.
They would only use that character once, and in return, Marvel could use Wanda Maximoff in the Avengers movies.
However, they couldn’t refer to them as Scarlet Witch or Quicksilver.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson might be returning as Quicksilver in the MCU
Therefore, they ended up calling them Wanda and Pietro Maximoff instead and didn’t refer to them by their Marvel superhero names.
I know, it’s all a bit confusing and silly, but it all has to do with movie rights to these characters, and Fox owned the X-Men characters at the time.
They also owned the use of the word ‘mutant’ in movies, so Marvel couldn’t call them mutants in their MCU films.
This has, of course, all changed now since Disney bought Fox, which is why we got to hear Agatha Harkness call Wanda “The Scarlet Witch” for the first time in the MCU in WandaVision.
I couldn’t talk about Taylor-Johnson’s return to the MCU without mentioning the fact that Marvel got Evan Peters to play Pietro (otherwise known as ‘Fietro’ or ‘Ralph Bohner’) in WandaVision.
Many people thought that was a reference to the Multiverse, but it seems as though Marvel Studios was just messing with us MCU and Marvel movie fans.
What do you make of this news?
Are you looking forward to potentially seeing Aaron Tayor-Johnson return to the MCU as Quicksilver?
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