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Joss Whedon talks Avengers: Age of Ultron: “Ultron is genuinely disturbed… he’s not a creature of logic”

April 24th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Empire spoke with writer/director Joss Whedon and producer Kevin Feige about Avengers: Age of Ultron and the pair shared some interesting details.

Whedon on the film’s main villain:

“I’m having a blast with Ultron. He’s not a creature of logic – he’s a robot who’s genuinely disturbed. We’re finding out what makes him menacing and at the same time endearing and funny and strange and unexpected, and everything a robot never is.”

Like any sequel, Age of Ultron has new additions to the cast, including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Thomas Kretschmann.

No need to fret though, as Joss didn’t add them for the sake of adding them, he has a plan:

 “I fiercely dislike the idea of just throwing in more people for the sake of doing that, but last time I had all of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes versus one British character actor, and I needed more conflict.”

Speaking about the twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch played by Taylor-Johnson and Olsen, Feige says that their characters will have some problems with the Avengers after they first meet up:

“They’re not very happy with The Avengers. Their powers are not insignificant and they’re quite different from what the Avengers have faced before.”

Whedon also mentioned he’s going for a different visual style from the first film, and that is partially due to their filming location:

“The number of different looks and textures and moods we’re getting from the British locations is stupid awesome, because this, palette-wise, is very different. I’m trying to make a different film. Because why would you make one movie twice? That seems weird.”

Finally Empire asked Kevin Feige about their upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, and whether the infamous role of Thanos had finally been cast.

Feige didn’t reveal much:

“There is an actor. I’m not sure we want to announce it yet.”

Any guesses?

Source: Empire via SuperheroHype

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