We’re talking some spoilers for Marvel’s upcoming ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘ today and they come in the form of the twins. If you are wanting to know more about how the Maximoffs, that would be Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, tie into the film this is the post for you! If don’t know who they have issues with on The Avengers and why you may want to turn back now. This isn’t all about the twins as we also have a few details on some of the other team members.
Still here? Well we’ve just heard some new talking points for Marvel’s next big billion dollar blockbuster! While they don’t all revolve around the twins most of them do.
So when it comes to the twins, producer Jeremy Latcham chimes in and explains how Wanda and Pietro end up with Ultron:
“Instead of Ultron giving a lot of speeches so everybody knows what he’s thinking, it’d be nice if he had some allies. The story that Joss put together with these two kids is really sweet and poignant, and you really understand why they would start on this side of the line. It’s a great journey that they go on, from being these rough and tumble kids in Eastern Europe who blame the West, and the Avengers for the plight, the power structure of the world that keeps kids like them down. Over the course of it they realize maybe the Avengers are here for good reason.”
So it seems as if they find a common enemy. Who will it be do you think? Elizabeth Olsen makes it very clear and the answer isn’t too surprising:
“Our characters have a lot of anger, especially towards Tony Stark, and we want revenge. We meet Ultron, and he’s someone who preaches peace and… believes what we believe, which is that the Avengers create destruction and that Tony Stark’s bomb is responsible for killing our parents.”
It sounds like an interesting way to replace the father figure of Magneto with someone else here. Thankfully she gets to learn the error of her ways a her character “ends up really having to deal with her ignorance. A lot of problems that happen towards the end of the film are her responsibility.”
How about everyone else? Well according to Latcham:
“This movie starts off and the team is together, on a mission, they’re working in tandem, and there are new relationships between them. Time has passed, so you pick up right in the middle of an action sequence and start trying to catch up. I think that’s fun for an audience, to try and figure out, ‘Wait, those two are funny together now, there’s something going on with them, maybe there’s a little tension over there’. You’re showing up at a party when it’s already a little bit started.”
I was kind of curious how the full action sequence from the start of the film would play out well and not take up too much screen time before the main story kicks in and that sounds exactly why.
How about the team individually? Well Joss Whedon says that Black Widow, “has a special place in my heart – there is one scene in each movie that was filmed pretty much unchanged from the first draft, and they’re both Natasha scenes. She’s just somebody that I feel like I get.”
When it comes to Hawkeye and what he’ll be up to this time around Whedon teased that, “We got to do some interesting stuff with Hawkeye which is a different kind of dark. It’s been fun for Jeremy because he was possessed for so long last time – it’s interesting to not be a zombie!” Hey, it sounds like we’ll actually see some real interactions from Clint this time around which could turn him into the people person that he is in the comics.
Of course, we also have Banner’s life with the Hulk in play and Mark Ruffalo says:
“… it’s still evolving. I think he does feel more comfortable with himself and his relationship to Hulk, but that confidence definitely gets shaken during the movie. He’s sort of left behind in waiting as the secret weapon, the nuclear bomb… I feel like we haven’t even scratched the surface with Hulk, as far as his character goes. The technology just hasn’t completely been available, and I think we’ve sort of been ignorant about the approach, like, what can we do with the Hulk? Yeah, he’s great and it’s exciting when he freaks out and smashes, but there’s a whole character there from the comics, who can talk and has a personality. Is it always just rage? I think there’s a battle of identity going on between him and Banner, about establishing dominance, and what troubles Hulk in a very primal way is Banner, because he’s the only thing that has any control over him. That sets up an interesting dynamic that hasn’t been explored yet.”
How does the team play out by the end of the film? Chris Hemsworth says that, “The larger threat individually isolates each of us. It’s quite a personal kind of threat, and Thor is potentially seeing the bigger picture here – he has a whole other sort of journey for a while, where he kind of goes ‘Hang on, this is part of something else, I think’.”
Latchmen also mentions that since S.H.I.E.L.D. has fallen apart, ‘Age of Ultron’ becomes a movie where Tony Stark and Steve Rogers trying to put the Avengers together without a parental unit like Nick Fury hovering over them.:
“What you realize is that these are guys who work best with rules, and probably do need some adult supervision. Tony has been paying for everything, designing stuff, building new toys, he’s the benefactor of the whole thing. But Steve Rogers is very much in charge of operations and missions, he’s the moral compass, but how long can Tony Stark have someone else be in charge?”
Sounds like this could be more of the lead in to ‘Captain America: Civil War‘ than we would have suspected.
What do you think about how the team is coming together? Do you think we’ll see a direct lead in to ‘Captain America: Civil War’? Which character are you most looking forward to seeing on the big screen?
‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Andy Serkis, and Samuel L. Jackson assembles in theaters on May 1, 2015.
Source: Digital Spy