Aaron Taylor-Johnson joined and exited the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He played Quicksilver (Scarlet Witch’s twin brother). He was an experimentation subject turned superhero by the end of the installment. Yet, as soon as he became a good guy, the writers killed him off, never to be seen again. So, will the MCU bring back the character? Will they resurrect him from the dead via a narrative loophole in WandaVision?
How could Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver return to the MCU?
If ignoring schedules, behind-the-scenes information, and various reported conversations to focus on narrative plausibility, Quicksilver could return to the franchise via WandaVision.
WandaVision will reportedly follow the House of M comic book series, in which Wanda resurrects Vision (and her two children) to repair the wounded heart that death has left her with.
When a powerful witch’s mind and heart are fractured, reality as we know it is soon to follow suit. Wanda creates an alternate, parallel universe in which her family is still alive. The show will reportedly carry a comedic flair, fostering a utopian, I Love Lucy-esque vibe.
If Wanda is going to bring people back from the dead — people she loves and yearns to protect — fans would expect her brother to return. He was one of the first loves that she lost —an irreplaceable twin bond seems like one she would choose to reinstate. Yet, based on words from Taylor-Johnson, a return to the franchise may not be in the cards.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson would return, but…
During an interview with Screen Rant, Taylor Johnson discussed whether he would return to the MCU, noting that he and others are open to the idea. Yet, a specific reentrance plan is not yet in motion. He said:
I think we’re both open to possibilities, like the Marvel Universe like it has been over the years, but obviously yes, I’m aware of the Disney+ platform and all of the shows that are going and I’m still in touch with a lot of the people. I mean, I think it’s safe to say that no, I’m not gonna… there will be no appearance of me coming out or Quicksilver appearing anytime soon.Screen Rant
Taylor-Johnson says he will not be returning to the MCU anytime soon; however, fans shouldn’t give up hope. First off: Kevin Feige and Co, could have asked him to lie for the surprise element. And, secondly, Disney+ continues to expand, and anything can happen in the Marvel world when it comes to the streaming platform.
With the Multiverse of Madness set to send the MCU into untraversed territories and never-before-witnessed dimensions, it’s possible that Quicksilver will pop up down the line, in a different world. His whole story could face adjustments. Maybe those involved will find a way to alter his origin story and make him Magneto’s son after all (as is the case in the comics).