[Update: I corrected my error regarding Peters]
Its so funny how both Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Evan Peters landed roles for Quicksilver in Fox and Marvel Studios' adaptations of the character after their roles in Kick-Ass.
Both were dorky nerds in Kick-Ass (2010). Now they are the cool members of the Avengers and the X-Men, saving the world in Avengers: Age of Ultron and X-Men: Age of Apocalypse...how very, very strange!
They would've never wondered that playing roles of two guys who fantasize being superheroes in a comedy comic book film would lead them to getting the role of a truly kick-ass character in arguably the two biggest comic book movie franchises at the moment.
Both are really talented actors, with Evan Peters turning in brilliant psychologically powered roles in American Horror Story every week for the past four years.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson was decent in Godzilla (2014) as well.
They have garnered fame at last being superheroes with real powers and no masks on, eh. And as a bonus Aaron Taylor-Johnson will get to romance Crystal once the Inhumans film releases in 2018...or before that.