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Quicksilver and Tony Stark’s Mindset Explained in Age of Ultron

January 27th, 2015 by Todd Black Comments

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Two characters that will no doubt be a focus in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron is Quicksilver and Tony Stark. Albeit, for very different reasons.

For Quicksilver, this is his true introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (remember the X-Men universe is separate), and he’s not alone, as his sister Wanda is with him. Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson talked about his upcoming role and what Pietro will be like:

“He’s very agitated because everything runs too slowly for him, Aaron said. “He’s quick at everything. He’s quick to lose his temper.” Then there is the dynamic between Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). “It’s more about Pietro and Wanda together, a yin/yang where he’s very physical and very protective of her and she’s very internal and always mothering him,” Aaron explained. “Pietro doesn’t [frick]ing trust anybody. The only one he cares for and at the end of the day will jump in front of a bullet for is his sister, Wanda.”

And then there’s Tony Stark, who will somehow not only unleash Ultron into the world, but will also set up the stage for a coming conflict with Captain America in Civil War. Robert Downey Jr. talked about what it was like to be asked to be in Civil War, and how Age of Ultron will trigger the upcoming event:

“They said to me, ‘If we have you, we can do this, or Cap 3 has to be something else,” Downey Jr. explained. “It’s nice to feel needed. And at this point it’s about helping each other, too. I look at it as a competition and I go, ‘Wow, maybe if these two franchises teamed up and I can take even a lesser position, with people I like and directors I respect, maybe we can keep things bumping along.”

“It’s natural to change your views,” Downey said. “The main thing to me is, what sort of incident could occur, and what sort of framework could we find Tony in? The clues about where we might find him next are in Ultron. But what would it take for Tony to completely turn around everything he’s stood for? Joss brings this up all the time. It’s kind of weird that these guys would have all these throw downs all over planet Earth and yet when the movie’s over, nobody minds. What would the American government do if this were real? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see Tony doing something you wouldn’t imagine?”

Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!