Welcome to Aaron Johnson Source, your most up-to-date fansite resource dedicated to the talented actor, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Perhaps best known for his roles as the young John Lennon in Nowhere Boy and Dave Lizewski in Kick-Ass, Aaron has starred in other various films including Godzilla, Savages and Anna Karenina. You can soon catch Aaron as Quicksilver in the much anticipated Avengers sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. At AJO, we hope to provide you with the latest news, photos and information on Aaron. Enjoy your stay!
New photos and set interview featuring Aaron, Elizabeth and Joss has just been released by Buzzfeed. You can read a bit of their set interview below, the entire interview + video can be found on their site!
A small police force was pinned down behind a makeshift barricade of smoldering car chassis and fallen slabs of concrete on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron, its gunfire no match for the relentless onslaught of hostile robots of the film’s title, barreling down the barely recognizable city street. The windows of a nearby high-rise exploded in clouds of billowing black smoke as extras attempted to flee the carnage raining down all around them. If there was ever a time for one of the Avengers to swoop in and save the day, it was this moment.
But instead of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), or the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), a man in dark motorcycle pants and a body-hugging silver shirt sprinted into the middle of the action, carrying a woman in a tattered black dress and stylish red jacket in his arms. They looked less like superheroes, and more like European party kids who’d just emerged from an all-day rave and accidentally stumbled into chaos. The man skidded to a stop and the woman flew out of his arms — and directly into the path of the oncoming Ultrons.
But there was nothing to worry about: She was far from helpless, and he was always on his toes. They were twin siblings Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, also known respectively as Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) — the newest members of the Avengers franchise.
As the actors and extras set up for the next take, writer-director Joss Whedon explained to BuzzFeed News why Pietro had been carrying his sister. “They have a lovely expedited form of transportation,” he said with a smile.
Titled “Nocturnal Animals” and produced by George Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures with partner Grant Heslov, the drama is an adaptation of an Austin Wright book titled “Tony and Susan” and centers on a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The book then tracks two stories within the same novel and Ford previously said he would try and make two movies from each.
While a two-parter remains to be seen, what is clear is the talent likely involved. THR says Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal are eyeing the two lead parts while there also might be roles for Joaquin Phoenix and “Godzilla” star Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Aaron is currently on the cover of the new issue of At Large Magazine! Just Jared has a bit from his interview, while Socialite Life posted a few photos from the rest of the spread! Photos can be found in the gallery, and the interview bits can be read below.
On his influences: “There are also the hugely talented actors of my generation, like Miles Teller, Eddie Redmayne, Andrew Garfield, and Benedict Cumberbatch. They really push their craft and embrace challenges. Eddie, he’s a sweetheart. In The Theory of Everything, he put every last effort into his performance, into every muscle in his face, to portray Stephen Hawking. So I may have started with greats like Daniel Day-Lewis, but now I tend to focus more on the beautiful talent that’s rising around us. I kind of get more from seeing that. I just respond to them instantly.”
On how fatherhood has changed his view on acting: “Before I was married, I worked hard and played hard. I started acting when I was six. By fourteen or fifteen I was getting jobs on my own. And that opened me to all the experiences that come with an adult lifestyle. It’s part of being a young actor. The wilder the drama in my life, the deeper I can get onscreen— that was kind of the philosophy I had at the time. Now, I’m selective about what I do. So much so that, when I read a script and think I can do it, I have to ask myself, Why do I want to do it? I look around at my wife and kids, think about it carefully first. It gives you real perspective.”
On parenting wisdom: “Our two were both born at home, and i helped deliver my children. It was very intimate. When I was holding my daughter, I looked down and thought, This is the most pure and most gorgeous, innocent, angelic thing I’ve ever held in my hands. This is the purest thing we as humans can create. This is the best creation we can make. As parents, it becomes our job not to ruin it.”
The latest Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot features quick looks at each characters, and Quicksilver is included! We even get a taste of Aaron’s accent for the film. Screencaptures can be found in the gallery as well.
Whedon was recently asked about some of the new characters appearing in the film, including latest team additions Vision (Paul Bettany), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).
“It was really important for me to have people who would change the game, emotionally and stylistically,” Whedon said in a chat with Marvel.com. “Their powers are completely different [from the existing Avengers’] and, through them, we get to see things differently.”
Whedon spoke about pulling off Quicksilver’s powers: “When we’re at speed with him, we’re going fast, we’re going slow; it’s not like we’re trying to do some enormous slow-guy set piece, it’s just something we never had license to do in the first movie. I never want to get so stylistically arch that you’re pulled out of what you’re seeing, but at the same time, I wanted to shoot something that was some kind of poetic and strange.”
Photos of Aaron at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party have been added to the gallery. I have also updated the gallery with photos of Aaron at the Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation as well. Enjoy!