Marvel’s upcoming American superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron will get its own origin story, according to Writer/director Joss Whedon.
Speaking with Marvel LIVE during Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, Joss Whedon drops details on the film’s plot, characters and more.
Whedon says he always wanted to use Ultron as the villain in a sequel, he also clears up some misconceptions that the title has caused. “Well, because there was a book called ‘Age of Ultron’ quite recently, a lot of people have assumed that is what we’re doing, but that is not the case.
We’re doing our own version of the origin story for Ultron. In the origin story, there was Hank Pym, so a lot of people assumed that he will be in the mix. He’s not. We’re basically taking the things from the comics for the movies that we need and can use. A lot of stuff has to fall by the wayside.”
“Ultron was their chief villain when I read the book. He has been THE Avengers villain for so long, I was amazed anybody was surprised it was going to be him in a movie. But we’re sort of crafting our own version of it, where his origin comes more from The Avengers that we already know about it.”
He went on “Since before I even took the job of making the first one, I thought ‘Well I don’t know if I want to make this movie, but the second one should have Ultron in it!
It’s a little bit darker than the other film, because Ultron is in the house there’s a science fiction element that I think is a little bit stronger than the other film. Getting the team together was so rousing, but seriously, keeping the team together is a completely different problem.”
“Ultron is definitely somebody who evolves so we’re going to get a couple of iterations, it’s going to be cool. It’s very much a global Avengers film, a lot of the movie has to do with their place not only in America but in the world.
Part of the fun for me, definitely, this time around is writing Hawkeye, because he did get possessed pretty early by a bad guy and sort of had to walk around scowley for most of the movie last time. So now it’s nice to actually have the character there and really see him interact with the other guys,” he added.
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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is slated to begin production in March 2014 and hits theaters May 1, 2015. It ends Marvel’s Phase Two, leading up to Phase Three with Ant-Man for November 6, 2015 release.
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