Avengers: Age of Ultron star Aaron Taylor-Johnson graces the pages of Flaunt’s most recent issue with a story spanning forty pages. Photographed by Michael Muller, Taylor-Johnson takes on the role of cult leader as he poses for pictures in the California desert. Talking to the magazine about playing Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Taylor-Johnson shares, “Before there was a script, Joss and I had a year of communication with Marvel about how to portray Quicksilver. At first, I wondered why they would want another superhero when there’s already five major iconic superheroes played by five huge movie stars. But Joss had an important reason for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. They’d have this real strong impact that was threaded throughout the film.”
The 25 year-old actor continues, “I wanted to help create the character. Sure, he runs really fast, that’s his superpower—but what’s his story? I wanted to know who’s behind that power, to know the real man. I needed to figure out how I could make him relatable—three-dimensional. Also I wanted him to come from an Eastern European descent and I wanted a specific look for him. We talked a lot about that and that’s what ultimately sold me. So I jumped on that bullet train.” Read more and see additional images at Flaunt.com.