While it may be a little too early to play favorites, one thing is for sure: Aaron Taylor-Johnson has a rival in his Kick-Ass costar, Evan Peters, who's performance in [X-Men: Days Of Future Past](movie:203942) was nothing short of show-stopping (in an almost literal manner) and memorable. Still, Marvel CEO Kevin Feige seems more than content with Johnson's rendition of a darker, slightly more grown-up Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. In an interview with IGN, Feige had this to say about the speedster:
We are very much playing up two things that [Days of Future Past doesn't] play with: one is his relationship with his twin sister, Wanda; the other is, his backstory as an Eastern European child of a war-torn country, and we follow him throughout the whole movie -- him and Wanda -- as it relates to their feelings about the Avengers and how that shifts and changes over the course of the movie. So it's a very different thing than coming out from one, unbelievably awesome showcase sequence of the movie, and much more interwoven throughout the entire movie.
What's incredible about this particular quote is that Feige drops one major hint at the backstory we're going to see for the twins in his mention of Quicksilver's upbringing. While it's been known for a while that the twins are no longer the children of Magneto, little more has been revealed outside of their current imprisonment as part of Baron Von Strucker's humanoid hoarding problem. Now, it seems, they were originally taken from a war-torn country -- with a little guesswork, fans should be able to figure out that they were then experimented on and ended up in confinement.
Another interesting point to note is their supposed prominence in the movie; where Days of Future Past's Quicksilver has a few impactful scenes, [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035) promises a focus on the twins. For a Pietro fan like myself, this is awesome news.
With only a few days until Comic-Con, fans are on the edge of their seats in anticipation of early scene cuts and a glimpse at Age of Ultron's new characters -- along with promised trailers and sneak peeks at other [Marvel](channel:932254) properties. If we could put time in a bottle... we'd be at the Marvel panel right now. Seriously.
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1st, 2015.