Joss Whedon On AGE OF ULTRON; "He [Iron Man] Gets Everyone Into Trouble"

Avengers: Age Of Ultron director Joss Whedon and his star, Robert Downey Jr, recently sat down with Sci-Fi Now to discuss the upcoming Marvel-film. Hit the jump to check out what the duo had to say about the follow-up to the highest grossing superhero film of all time!

Serenity director Joss Whedon has recently become the "IT-man" for Marvel Studios, following his successful 2012 film, The Avengers. The director returns to his marvelous chair this summer with the upcoming sequel, Age Of Ultron. The director, aswell as his star, Oscar Nominated actor, Robert Downey Jr, recently sat down with Sci-Fi Now to discuss the upcoming film. One of the big problems fans had/have with the upcoming film, is the creation of the subtitle-villain, 'Ultron.' Of course, in the comic books, 'Ant-Man' developed the robot, but in the new film, it will be a creation of 'Tony Stark/Iron Man.' 

Robert Downey Jr, who of course will return as the Armoured Avenger, stated the following:

Well, he winds up getting everyone into trouble, but he's not doing it for selfish reasons. He's doing because he's got a big idea, which is that the Avengers put themselves out of a job by cheating a situation that will keep the world safe.


For those of you who were hoping this follow-up would fall victim to Hollywood's latest trope of making everything "bigger," Joss Whedon had the following to say:

It’s more about feeling different than about necessarily being bigger. I mean, I would have no problem if this film were shorter than the first one. It won’t be, because I just have way too many characters, but at the same time, nobody was looking towards bigger. We were looking towards recapturing what people loved about the first one and then doing something very different with that feeling. The fact that we got to shoot all over the world and the fact that it just has a very different palette and the fact that we could go bonkers with some of our sequences meant that it does play, I think, at a slightly higher intensity. But if the emotional intensity is higher then that won’t really matter.


The director also teased something regarding 'Ultron's' actual mind-set, and how unstable the robot-supervillain actually is:

Ultron has been such a mainstay villain, and because he’s a robot he’s very different from Loki, and he also gives a chance to create a character - actually, I should say create with James and ILM [visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic] - a character that really is unique, that shares an ability with Loki to get inside the Avengers and call them on their bullshit, but unlike Loki, he’s actually just not stable! He is brilliant, but a little unhinged, and there is opportunities for a king of humor that you don’t usually get to play with for artificial intelligence, and at the same time he’s the big, eight-foot metal guy. He’s very imposing. And that combination of James Spader's idiosyncratic, extraordinary wandering mind inside this towering, terrifying body is just a delight.


Before the director wrapped up, he did in fact tease Godzilla co-stars, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, who of course portray 'Quicksilver' and 'The Scarlet Witch' in this follow-up. Unlike their respective roles in last year's Godzilla, the two will not be locking lips (unless, of course, Marvel follow their Ultimate-route... I doubt that, though). Jokes aside, Whedon had the following to share:

They are phenomenal, those two, they have enormous gravitas and they are harboring a lot of anger. The characters, I mean Lizzie and Aaron, are absolute goofballs. But then when the camera rolls, they whip out the cheekbones and glare into the lens, and you’re like, ‘Ooh, nooo, don’t be mad at me’. You know, they really invested in the pain that drives these kids, and were never afraid to go to a dark place with them and then work from there, which is exciting, because they are a very different flavor to we’ve experienced with this kind of stuff.


With all that has been shared, are you guys as excited for this film as I am? Because I will tell you now... I am pretty excited. You can check out the latest Age Of Ultron trailer in the video below! 




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.

 

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