Belfast Telegraph

Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s ‘initiation ordeals’

Aaron Taylor-Johnson felt honoured to be inducted into the Avengers: Age of Ultron “family”.

The 24-year-old actor portrays superhero Quicksilver in new Marvel Studios flick Avengers: Age of Ultron. Many of the feature’s castmembers, like Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr. and more, have been with the franchise for several years, but this was Aaron’s first appearance in the comic book film adaptation series.

"I thought there'd definitely be some sort of initiation tests and we'd go through a lot of stuff, but no," he laughed to E! News before noting, “They're all good.”

Aaron confesses he was surprised at how lovely the Avengers veterans were to him.

In no time he developed a huge camaraderie with his fellow stars.

"Stepping on set with these guys, it feels like a real family," he gushed. "A bunch of them already, it's like their fifth movie.”

But Aaron admitted he had a few reservations before firmly committing to playing Quicksilver in Age of Ultron.

Even though he felt privileged by the offer, the star made it a point to do his research.

“I think straightaway it was flattering to be asked to join the Avengers. It's like the biggest sort of compliment in your career, I suppose,” Aaron said. “But yeah, I think for me, I was kind of cautious because there was a few things that needed to...I just wanted to know about the character and kind of research as much as possible. It wasn't just like a superhero that was like, 'OK, his power is that he runs faster than the speed of sound.' I needed to have [answers to] where he comes from before all that, and what's the relationship between him and his sister, and how is it going to sort of help shape the film. Otherwise you're just like another element that doesn't mean much."

© Cover Media


From Belfast Telegraph