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Aaron Johnson vs. Evan Peters: Who Will Be the Better Quicksilver?

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Last week we heard that Kick-Ass himself, Aaron Johnson, is reportedly Marvel’s top choice to play Quicksilver in ‘The Avengers 2.’ And as you already know, the character is already making an appearance in next summer’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘ in the form of Evan Peters. Obviously, we’re asking ourselves the same question everybody else is (or eventually will be): who is the better choice for Quicksilver?

Of the two actors, Johnson is certainly the more high-profile pick; he’s known the world over as the tenacious do-it-yourself superhero, Kick-Ass, a role he’ll reprise again this summer in ‘Kick-Ass 2′, but he’s also shown his range in films like ‘Savages’ and ‘Anna Karenina.’ On top of that, he’ll be squaring off against ‘Godzilla‘ next summer.

The other actor is a bit more quirky. Peters has a long filmography filled with supporting roles in TV (‘One Tree Hill,’ ‘The Office’) and in films (‘Never Back Down’ and, ironically, ‘Kick-Ass’), but he didn’t make a true impression on pop culture until his turns in both seasons of ‘American Horror Story‘; his intensely creepy role as a psychotic ghost in the first season of the hit series was especially memorable and announced Peters as a strong actor to watch.

Johnson is not yet confirmed as Quicksilver, but for now let’s just assume he accepts the role. Which actor do you think will be better suited as Quicksilver? Vote in our poll and let us know what you think in the comments section!

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