MCU Quicksilver Actor Aaron Taylor Johnson Turned Down Deadpool 2 Role
The MCUs Quicksilver actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson reveals that he previously turned a role in Deadpool 2, but it is unclear who he would have played. The Marvel Cinematic Universes former Quicksilver actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson says he turned down a role in Deadpool 2. Ryan Reynolds successfully launched the Deadpool franchise in 2016 after many years of trying to convince 20th Century Fox to make the R-rated Marvel movie. When the first movie proved to be a massive hit, plans were quickly put into place for Deadpool 2, which brought David Leitch on as director. Released in 2018, Deadpool 2 was another huge success for Fox and its X-Men franchise. It not only brought Ryan Reynolds back as the Merc with a Mouth but introduced some major new Marvel characters.
Deadpool 2, the movie brought aboard some recognizable actors. Just as he was about to kill half of the Avengers as Thanos, Josh Brolin joined the Deadpool sequel as Cable – a time-traveling mutant. The cast also included Atlanta star Zazie Beetz as Dominio – a luck-powered mutant – and Hunt for the Wilderpeople breakout Julian Dennison as Firefist – a fire-powered mutant. Deadpool 2 also included some major cameos by introducing the X-Force, as Lewis Tans Shatterstar, Terry Crews Bedlam, Bill Skarsgårds Zeitgeist, and Brad Pitts Vanisher helped form the team. There were also cameos from the X-Men: Dark Phoenix cast.
Deadpool 2 cast could have included Aaron Taylor-Johnson, too. During an interview with THR to discuss his role in David Leitchs new movie Bullet Train, Taylor-Johnson revealed that he met with the director about a role in the Deadpool sequel. The actor previously played the MCUs Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but that did not stop him from considering a role in Foxs Marvel universe. Taylor-Johnson did not confirm what role he was up for, but he did share how that came into play when Bullet Train came around.
Deadpool 2 would continue to add to Aaron Taylor-Johnsons work in the comic book movie genre. His breakout role came from starring in the Kick-Ass movies beginning in 2010, which brought a more irreverent take to superhero movies right as the MCU was starting to take off. He then returned for Kick-Ass 2 in 2013 but then jumped to the MCU by the following year to play Quicksilver. Avengers: Age of Ultron ultimately killed Quicksilver, though, making it a short stint for Aaron Taylor-Johnson. While he turned down an appearance in Deadpool 2, he has since signed up to lead Kraven the Hunter for Sony.
Marvel Movie That Isnt Part Of The MCU. From the WWII Captain America serial film to the heavily-criticized Fant4stic, some of the most intriguing Marvel movies aren’t in the MCU. Well before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, live-action movies were adapting Marvels famous characters and laying the groundwork for the rise of superhero movies in the 2010s. Prior to the release of Iron Man in 2008, the first official entry into the official MCU, non-MCU Marvel movies were often regarded as critical failures that didnt manage to capture the magic or whimsy of the comics, such as the critically maligned Daredevil or Fantastic Four.
Marvel was facing bankruptcy and chose to sell the movie rights to its most well-known properties, including the X-Men and The Fantastic Four. After previous failed attempts to find a distributor for their movies, Marvel Entertainment – now known as Marvel Studios – was purchased by Disney in 2008. Despite that, the movie rights to most Marvel characters still belonged to other studios (primarily 20th Century Fox, as well as Columbia Pictures), and preexisting film deals were not affected by the merger. As a result, some of the biggest Marvel film franchises, including the X-Men film series and two of the Spider-Man adaptations, exist outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe entirely.