Avengers: Quicksilver star Aaron Taylor-Johnson rumoured to return after merchandise leak

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Avengers: Age of Ultron not only introduced Vision (played by Paul Bettany) into the superhero squad, but also twins Wanda (Elizabeth Olson) and Pietro (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) – otherwise known as Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. While Wanda and Vision have become mainstays in the ongoing Marvel mythos, Quicksilver was unfortunately killed whilst trying to protect Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) in Sokovia.

The upcoming Disney Plus series WandaVision is going to continue the plot thread of Wanda losing her lover, Vision.

However it has now been rumoured that the series will also reintroduce her late brother, Pietro.

A recently leaked product description from Funko has shown off some new figures that will be released alongside the series.

Included in this line of merchandise are some new Funko Pop! figures, one of which is a Quicksilver model.

Considering Marvel usually releases each of its characters as a Funko Pop!, it would make sense that Quicksilver’s figure means he will be involved in the show in some way.

So far, there hasn’t been any news on Taylor-Johnson joining the show – but fans may be in for a surprise.

If Wanda does somehow bring Pietro back to life in the TV show, would that open up the series to resurrect other deceased members of the Avengers, such as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), or Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)?

To complicate things even further, X-Men’s version of Quicksilver, who was played by Evan Peters, has been cast in the TV show in an undisclosed role.

Peters’ version of the character was present in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse during the tumultuous time between Fox and Disney, as there were disagreements over which company owned the character.

If he returns to screen in the MCU as Quicksilver will Peters somehow bridge the gap between the X-Men and MCU franchises?

Age of Ultron was released in 2015 and was the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012’s Avengers Assemble.

The film was given a healthy budget of just under $500 million, and went on to earn $1.4 billion at the box office.

It focussed on Iron Man creating Ultron (James Spader), a megalomaniacal sentient robot who wanted to destroy the world.

On top of introducing some new characters to the fold, it also kickstarted the Avengers’ journey in discovering the Infinity Stones – which were featured in Infinity War, and Endgame.

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson recently spoke out about Benedict Cumberbatch’s pivotal scene in Endgame.

During the final moments of the film’s epic battle between Earth’s mightiest heroes and Thanos (Josh Brolin), Doctor Strange held up a finger to Iron Man.

This held finger signified that Iron Man had only one chance of defeating Thanos, and it was also a reference to Doctor Strange’s comments in Infinity War, in which he explained there was only one way to end the fighting.

The moment meant that Iron Man was about to sacrifice himself in order to defeat the forces of evil, and in turn save his friends and family.

Derrickson was sent an image of this iconic scene on Twitter, to which he responded: “Benedict told me this moment was an improv.”

The Avengers films are available to watch on Disney Plus now.

Original story at The Independent here.

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