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‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’: Director Joss Whedon, Elizabeth Olsen & Aaron Taylor-Johnson Talk Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver & The Vision
With Comic-Con around the corner and hot on the heels of our first official looks at ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ new details have emerged about the hugely anticipated film via quotes from Joss Whedon, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the latest edition of Entertainment Weekly. Writer-director Whedon shed some light on the brother-sister duo of Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson): “They’re on Team Ultron, which makes things really hard for the Avengers because all of sudden they’re dealing with powers that they’re not used to. With the [first] Avengers, everybody pretty much had the power of being able to punch somebody, and now we have a woman who can get inside your head and move objects, and a boy that can move faster than anything, and a robot [Ultron] who can self-replicate and is out of his mind. So all of sudden, it’s a darker, weirder, tougher world that they’re living in.”
Hot on the heels of our first official look, this new batch of images have arrived online from Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron. The cast list for the enormously anticipated flick includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Don Cheadle as Rhodey/Iron Patriot, along with newcomers Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, James Spader as Ultron, and Paul Bettany as The Vision. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ opens on April 24th, 2015 in the UK and Ireland and May 1st, 2015 in the US.
With Comic-Con around the corner, EW has revealed this first official look at Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ In addition to the above image, the outlet’s article seems to confirm that Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark creates Ultron: “For better or worse (trust us, it’s worse), his Tony Stark has devised a plan that won’t require him to put on the Iron Man suit anymore, and should allow Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk to get some much needed R&R as well. His solution is Ultron, self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence designed to help assess threats, and direct Stark’s Iron Legion of drones to battle evildoers instead.” Head on over to EW for the full piece and expect a lot more ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ news shortly.
Out and about on the promotional campaign for ‘Dawn of the Planet of Apes,’ Andy Serkis opened up about helping Mark Ruffalo refine his performance as Hulk on ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Back in May, Ruffalo was asked by a fan if he could reveal something about the Hulk in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ to which he replied, “Well, I have been working with the great @AndySerkis on the big green boy and he is going to be even better”.
During this Q & A with Variety, the performance capture King talks about being involved with both ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ from a consultancy standpoint (he’s also playing a character in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’): “The Imaginarium is the performance capture consultant, and I’m playing a role (in both films). On ‘The Avengers,’ I’ve been working closely with Mark Ruffalo.” Asked if we’ll actually see his face, Serkis replied, “I’m not at liberty to mention. But it’s all the same to me. I’ve never drawn a distinction when playing a role, whether it be live action or performance capture. Acting is acting. It’s just basically what you wear to the set that’s different.”
Out and about on the promotional campaign of ‘Begin Again’ in the UK, Mark Ruffalo opened up about ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and the status of a Hulk standalone movie. On the topic of Marvel putting together a Hulk flick, Ruffalo said, “I think they are, for the first time, sort of entertaining the idea of it. When we did ‘The Avengers’ it was basically ‘No!’, and now there is some consideration for it. But there’s still nothing definitive, not even a skeletal version of what it would be. I look forward to going down that road, if we could crack that nut.”
Mark Ruffalo Talks ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’; Says The Hulk Has An “Even Bigger” & “More Complex” Role
With filming well underway on Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ Mark Ruffalo has opened up about his portrayal of Bruce Banner and his giant green alter ego The Hulk in the film. “[My role's] even bigger than last time, and it’s more complex and it has more layers and a bit more arc.” Ruffalo also shed some light on the motion capture work for the film, “I’m really tripping on the technology of this motion-capture stuff… now I just completely embrace it and see it as this other exciting place we can go as performers.”
The cast list for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ also includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, 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, James Spader as Ultron, and Paul Bettany as The Vision.