Rumour: Marvel keen on Aaron Taylor-Johnson to play Quicksilver?

Of all the superheroes being talked about in 2013, the name that seems to be generating the most online buzz is one that has yet to appear in a major movie at all.

Ever since Marvel and Fox revealed that Quicksilver would be appearing in both The Avengers 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past , we've hardly been able to move for rumours and speculation regarding the super-fast mutant.

With Evan Peters already having signed on for Bryan Singer's next X-movie, fans have been eagerly waiting to see how Marvel would respond, and now the first major casting rumour has emerged online…

The Wrap reports that Aaron Taylor-Johnson is Marvel's first pick for the role, giving the Kick-Ass star the chance to play another superhero, with some actual super-powers this time!

Marvel have naturally refused to comment on the speculation, but given Taylor-Johnson's profile and existing comic-book chops, it's certainly a move that would make sense.

Directed by Joss Whedon, The Avengers 2 will open in the UK on 1 May 2015.