Which would you rather: Aaron Taylor-Johnson edition
This week in Duh, We Knew That news, Aaron Taylor-Johnson has officially joined the cast of The Avengers: Age of Ultron as Quicksilver, the one hero more worthless than Hawkeye. Word that Taylor-Johnson was being tapped for the role came out early last summer and then he gave some not-very-coy interview during Kick-Ass 2 press that pretty well confirmed it: he was gearing up to play the guy who can run really fast. So I feel like we’ve known this for months and hearing that it’s official feels like déjà vu.
Quicksilver is not as interesting as his sister, the Scarlet Witch. She has an awesome power that allows her to alter reality itself. Meanwhile, Quicksilver is super good at sprinting. Joss Whedon is reinventing these characters because he can’t use their comic book backstories—mutants and children of Magneto—due to their also belonging to Fox and the X-Men franchise. (Quicksilver will appear in Days of Future Past in what sounds like a one-off f*ck you to Marvel). Hopefully, he comes up with something interesting, and I have to believe that in pursuing an actor the caliber of Taylor-Johnson, Whedon has some kind of cool plan for the character.
But we need to “which would you rather” this. With his wife, Sam Taylor-Johnson, directing Fifty Shades of Grey, there was speculation that Aaron was in the running for Christian Grey. So which would you rather? Be the star of a pervy franchise and work with your wife (again), or be the ninth lead and most useless member of the Avengers? Neither gig is going to make you big bucks, both will be media circuses, and you’re probably going to have to wear leather at some point in either film, so all things being equal, which would you rather?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson would rather be a useless Avenger than be Christian Grey. (Lainey: hahahahahaahahahaahah)