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Kevin Feige Talks ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ & James Spader’s Titular Villain Ultron: “We Want Him To Have An Extreme Personality & Attitude”
With ‘Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe’ set to air on ABC at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT on Tuesday, March 18th, Movies.com have caught up with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige about the one-hour special, which teases new footage from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and 2015′s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ While first-unit doesn’t officially begin on ‘The Avengers’ sequel for another week, fans have been promised a first look at ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ during the show. “They’re advertising it as a first look, and that is an honest statement,” he told us. “We don’t start filming for another week and a half, so you’re not going to have a lot of first-unit footage because it doesn’t exist yet. But you certainly get more than just a peek at some of the new fun things we have in store.”
E! are reporting that Scarlett Johansson is pregnant with her first child with fiancé Romain Dauriac, with an expected due date this August (congrats!). And while nothing has been confirmed at this moment in time, the outlet are also saying that her scenes for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ have been fast-tracked to the beginning of the production. Apparently Johansson is now scheduled to begin shooting ‘The Avengers’ sequel on April 5th, after her promotional tour for Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is complete.
The international production schedule for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ includes locations in London, United Kingdom, where the production will be based, as well as Johannesburg, South Africa; South Korea; and Aosta Valley, Italy, with additional locations to be announced. The cast list will also include Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, along with newcomers Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, and James Spader as Ultron. It has been rumored that Paul Bettany will play The Vision in the film, although nothing has been confirmed by Marvel at this moment in time. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ arrives in cinemas on May 1st, 2015.
First reported a few weeks, Marvel has today confirmed that production is headed to South Korea on ‘The Avengers’ sequel, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ In addition to South Korea, the international production schedule for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ includes locations in London, United Kingdom, where the production will be based, as well as Johannesburg, South Africa; and Aosta Valley, Italy, with additional locations to be announced.
“South Korea is the perfect location for a movie of this magnitude because it features cutting-edge technology, beautiful landscapes and spectacular architecture,” said Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios and producer of Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ “We would especially like to thank the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) for making it possible for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ to come to Korea.”
Speaking recently to Total Film (via Superhero Movie News), Elizabeth Olsen opened up about the costume she will be wearing in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Olsen join the Avengers family as the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in the Avengers’ return to the big screen from writer/director Joss Whedon.
“We’ve done some costume stuff, yeah! My favourite piece is my secrecy cloak that prevents anyone from seeing what I’m wearing. There’s a hood, and a robe – it protects the image! I don’t think Joss ever would have hired me, honestly, if he wanted me to wear those outfits; I am not a professional athlete and nor am I a model. Wearing those costumes wouldn’t be fun for anyone who wasn’t those things. He already had a different idea. It respects and involves the comic-book character but it’s different, more rooted. It’s for someone today. Well, if someone walked around wearing what she wore in the comics, people would stop and say, ‘What the hell… she thinks she’s a superhero!’”
According to Variety, Paul Bettany, best known in the Marvel world for voicing J.A.R.V.I.S., Iron Man/Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr) helpful A.I. system, will be playing the Vision in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ In the comics, the Vision was originally a Golden Age character, yet his back-story was altered later on to be an android created by robotic villain Ultron (James Spader). Initially battling against the heroes, he becomes a hero, and even gets into a romantic relationship with Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). At this moment in time there’s no information regarding how the Vision will factor in the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ plot. Production on the film starts next month.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen join the Avengers family as the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in the Avengers’ return to the big screen from writer/director Joss Whedon. The film comes to cinemas on May 1st, 2015. While plot and cast details have been kept under wraps, the ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ cast will also include Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Chris Evans as Captain America and Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker.
Twitch Film have caught wind that ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is planning to shoot some sequences in and around Seoul later this year. The oulet add, “When news surfaced and caught fire in Korea last week it seemed like it might have been a rumor as actor Mark Ruffalo denied the news on his twitter account and Disney reps in Korea followed suit. However, now a local actress has been cast in a villain role and Incheon City (a satellite of Seoul) has confirmed that it will be used as a location in the upcoming film.”
Additionally, the outlet add that actress Kim Soo-Hyun has been cast as a villain in the film. She previously appeared in local dramas such as ‘Brain’ (2012) and last year’s ’7th Grade Civil Servant.’ Kim has experience handling action and is also fluent in English. In addition to Incheon, filming is set to take place in Seoul’s Gangnam neighborhood. Aside from the US, the film is also set to shoot in Italy and the UK.