Aaron Taylor Johnson has now spoken about a spoiler that happens in Avengers: Age of Ultron in a new interview. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, please click elsewhere.
Collider had a chance to interview Aaron Taylor Johnson where they talked about Quicksilver’s death in Avengers: Age of Ultron and more. They even talk about how they managed to keep his death a secret to avoid it leaking out.
Johnson said he knew Quicksilver would die in Avengers: Age of Ultron a year before he even signed to be in the movie. He had a meeting with Joss Whedon and his intention from the beginning was for the character to sacrifice himself for someone. Johnson knew from the very start that his character was going to die.
To avoid Quicksilver’s death in Avengers: Age of Ultron leaking out, the crew decided to shoot an alternate ending where he survives and is part of the new Avengers team. We know this is not the case as Scarlet Witch, Vision, Falcon and War Machine are in the new team. If the alternate ending happened, Quicksilver could have been added.
Collider then asked a smart question if Johnson signed on to be in more Marvel pictures, or did he just sign up for Avengers: Age of Ultron only. Interestingly, Johnson said he isn’t able to discuss details about that. We know Quicksilver hasn’t been announced for Captain America: Civil War. However, could he be revived in Avenger: Infinity War?
Johnson is not even sure if he will be back for Godzilla 2. This is because Gareth Edwards (the first film’s director) has gone to direct Star Wars: Rogue One. When asked what upcoming movies he will be on, Johnson just said he’s waiting for a script to “jump out” to him.
It would be interesting to see if Quicksilver is brought back somehow for Avengers: Infinity War. Johnson didn’t want to answer too many questions about his future. For now, Quicksilver is dead (or gone) for the time being.