This Guy Could Be the Next 'Avengers 2' Superhero

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Here's some exciting Avengers 2 casting news: Kick Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson is rumored to be the frontrunner for the exciting role of Quicksilver. No official confirmation yet, but a source in the know told The Wrap about the possible decision.

Two new characters are coming on for the Marvel sequel: Quicksilver and his twin sister the Scarlet Witch. Their father is Magneto. So far, no casting decision has been made for the female role, although Saoirse Ronan has been rumored to be in the running.

The 22-year-old actor would probably be great as Quicksilver, but he'll have to overcome some scheduling conflicts to take the role. He's one of the most sought-after young actors these days and is already confirmed for Kick Ass 2 and Godzilla. Plus, he has two young daughters at home. He's married to Sam Taylor-Wood, a director 23 years his senior. The two met while filming 2009's Nowhere Boy and announced their engagement at the film's premiere that year, causing quite a stir.

See more Aaron Taylor-Johnson pics here:
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  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson in The Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall'
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Celebs at the Karl Lagerfield Party
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson in "Anna Karenina" Premiere - Arrivals - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson in The world premiere of "Anna Karenina" at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Rose Leslie at the world premiere of "Anna Karenina" at the Odeon Leicester Square in London

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