Joss Whedon On AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON 'Dream' Scenes, 'The Twins,' Cameos And Run Time

Joss Whedon On AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON 'Dream' Scenes, 'The Twins,' Cameos And Run Time

Revealing how long Age of Ultron will be, compared to The Avengers, writer/director Joss Whedon talks in-depth about the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and what they bring to the sequel. Check it out!

By DCMarvelFreshman - Mar 28, 2015 04:03 AM EST
Source: BuzzFeed

While BuzzFeed was among the folks who visited the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron last year, the media site talked very recently with Joss Whedon, who confirmed to them amid post-production that the sequel runs 142 minutes; a full minute shorter than The Avengers. The director also talked in-depth about the newcomers Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and ultimately what stars Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson bring to the characters as well as to the highly-anticipated film. “They don’t like America, and they don’t like the Avengers,” said Whedon of the Twins, who he says volunteer for their superpowered fate essentially because of their hatred of Earth's Mightiest Heroes (especially Iron Man). “We only touch on it briefly — there was more. When the movie was an hour longer, everything got explained a lot. The Avengers are like a world power, and not everybody’s on board with the Avengers coming in and starting fights, even in the name of justice. So you need that dissenting voice, and you need to understand it and sympathize with it.”

About Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and what he brings to Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver, Joss Whedon says, “He is an old-school movie star.” He continued, “Pietro has always been kind of a dick. Aaron is so beautiful — like sculpture beautiful — that you buy him as somebody who’s going to be a little arrogant. He’s not as a person. He’s a dear. He works his ass off. But I knew that he could play that guy.” As for Elizabeth Olsen, who portrays Wanda Maximoff, Whedon says Marvel had suggested he watched her performance in the 2011 drama thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene. “I met her, and was like, Oh yeah,” he said. “This is not a conversation either. I think she’s unforgettable.” The director added that the actress' demeanor helped to ground the Scarlet Witch's “theatrical” persona from the comics. “She’s not going to wear a giant tiara and a red leotard,” Whedon reassured.

Joss Whedon then went on to discuss how the Scarlet Witch's ability to exploit other people's weaknesses had introduced a new storytelling opportunity for him. “She can make you have a nightmare, is one way of putting it,” he said. “‘Trip balls,’ would be another one. That was something I very much wanted, because it meant we could spend a little time inside the Avengers’ heads — either their past or their impressions of what’s going on, or their fears, or all of the above. And confronting that is very debilitating for the Avengers, but it’s also kind of revelatory. That’s not the movie I made last time. I could never have done that.” Whedon also confirmed to BuzzFeed that the cameos made by Idris Elba (Heimdall) and Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter) will be seen through these nightmare sequences. About getting into the Avengers' minds, Elizabeth Olsen says: “I do get to be a part of strong turning points in the story. If you’re in a group of a lot of men, it’s really easy to make the guys be the turning points. I actually get to charge things, which is nice.”

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015.
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DrKinsolving - 3/28/2015, 4:24 AM
Can't wait!!!!
CherryBomb - 3/28/2015, 4:34 AM
I'm thrilled the twins are being talked about more,
I'm most excited to see them, they're great in the comics, hope their relationship is developed upon from film to film.
CherryBomb - 3/28/2015, 4:35 AM
Great casting though, and both hugely talented
hgokuh - 3/28/2015, 4:36 AM
Don't worry Marvel, you can do all the grounded costumes, no one will complain about that, now if you were a different company...
DrKinsolving - 3/28/2015, 4:40 AM

Yeah, because look at all that black leather that they aren't wearing.


Love the new avatar, can't wait to see the dynamic between the twins, I wonder what other movie Scarlett Witch is signed up for, maybe Doctor Strange or Inhumans, I'm hoping we get to see Crystal in Inhumans too
hgokuh - 3/28/2015, 4:44 AM
@DrKinsolvin so, a red leather jacket is way different of a black one... I'm OK with it, but I'm also OK when is from a different company.
TheBritAvenger - 3/28/2015, 4:45 AM
Only 26 days left for me!
Cruel - 3/28/2015, 4:47 AM
They don't like America?
So they're just like everyone else in the world?


TheBritAvenger - 3/28/2015, 4:48 AM
@Sophisticated- You talking to me?
case - 3/28/2015, 4:50 AM
Oooo a block button.

Won't that take the fun out of this site for a lot of people?
SuperCat - 3/28/2015, 4:53 AM
They don't like America?! Dafuq?

TheBritAvenger - 3/28/2015, 4:54 AM
@Sophisticated- Sorry about the hostility. I assumed you were talking about me as my comment was directly above yours. Sorry.
DrKinsolving - 3/28/2015, 4:55 AM

Yes, red is a different color than Black. Also, Wolverine, Rogue, Storm, Colossus, and Jean Grey.... and Scarlett Witch are different characters....
Lancer1 - 3/28/2015, 4:55 AM
I was looking for a longer runtime around 160m but it's cool anyway 142 is a good runtime ....hope they get better costumes later on ...especially quick silver
kinghulk - 3/28/2015, 4:55 AM
hgokuh- they arent super heroes they havent got costumes they are just wearing normal clothes.

Jeight- in the interview where this and another 2 articles came from whedon said that an hour was cut from the film so we could get a load of cool deleted scenes. although i would love a directors cut if what he said was true.
Demongod20 - 3/28/2015, 4:57 AM
I hope Whedon Give Quicksilver a scene like this.
SuperCat - 3/28/2015, 4:58 AM
So I can block myself? Sweet!
Jwe75 - 3/28/2015, 4:58 AM
I hope he does not cut the movie too much...
kburn123 - 3/28/2015, 4:58 AM
I honestly thought (and hoped)this would hit the 3 hour mark. Since it sounds bigger than the first movie too.hope it isn't just thrown together
Kurne - 3/28/2015, 5:01 AM
Hayley Atwell? A nightmare dream sequence? What is wrong with you, Joss.
Cruel - 3/28/2015, 5:02 AM
“She’s not going to wear a giant tiara and a red leotard,”

Too bad Marvel is afraid to follow the comics :(

Wish they'd grow some balls and be more like...



and even Sony

kinghulk - 3/28/2015, 5:04 AM
jeight- i didnt mean it like that i was just saying maybe because of the amount of scenes taken out we could get an extended directors cut. but saying that we have no idea what was taken out it could be like the scenes in avengers showing civilians doing stuff. although i would have liked another 10-20 minutes for this film.
kinghulk - 3/28/2015, 5:05 AM
that deapool costume is the first accurate costume fox has made
Cruel - 3/28/2015, 5:07 AM

CherryBomb - 3/28/2015, 5:07 AM

Thanks! Yeah, if they do split up, maybe after they turn good they want to "discover themselves" then it'll make sense for SW to go to Doctor Strange and QS to join the Inhumans movie, or maybe both in Inhumans.

If they play it right, Attilian could be the "Genosha" of the MCU
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