Ultron is almost here.
Empire Magazine has an in-depth interview with director Joss Whedon about the upcoming comic book movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
One of the biggest clarification was that Hank Pym will not be in the Avengers sequel despite that Ant-Man created Ultron in the comic books.
“Ultron needs to be the brainchild of the Avengers, and in the world of the Avengers and the MCU, Tony Stark is that guy. Banner has elements of that guy – we don’t really think of him as being as irresponsible as Tony Stark, but the motherfucker tested gamma radiation on himself, with really terrible, way-worse-than-Tony-Stark results,” he said.
Whedon is carefully trying to craft a balanced story by introducing Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. He didn’t want to overwhelm the film without falling “into Spider-Man 3 territory” and be “overloaded with frontstory, backstory, origin story and it becomes very hard to juggle.”
“I insisted on putting in more in this movie because I felt I needed more villains. I needed someone for Ultron to talk to, and I need more trouble for the Avengers,” he said. “As powerful as Ultron is, if he builds more Ultrons, they’re Ultrons. There’s no reason for him to ever to talk to them because they’re him.”
As for The Avengers, they will be already assembled at the beginning of the film.
He explained, “My instinct was, 'Let's just come out of the gate saying there is an Avengers.' So we can have more time to pick at them and tear them apart and hurt them and ultimately destroy them.”
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” will be in theaters on May 1st.
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Source: Empire Magazine