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March 7, 2015

Joss Whedon Talks Vision and Ultron in The Avengers Age of Ultron

Now that the Final Trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron has been released, and we finally got our first look at Vision (Paul Bettany), Joss Whendon is finally speaking out about the character. In an interview with SFX Magazine (via CBM), the writer/ director finally dished some information on the character:

“Once again, he’s someone who’s completely different than anybody else in terms of his powers, his look, but also his perspective, He’s artificial life and he’s not caught up in the in-house bickering and the pain and self-doubt. He shows up and he’s very certain. But we’re not certain what he’s certain of! And Paul’s great, because he’s so gentle, so compelling, but at the same time you’re like ‘He’s nice but… what if murdered me?'”

When Speaking about why the titular character was chosen, Whedon said:

“You know, he’s really been a mainstay of The Avengers, but for me it’s a robot who’s angry, And that was a gateway for me to a robot who’s completely irrational. I wanted to write a robot what we really haven’t seen in this kind of movie, who can basically talk all the logical robot things, but then has hissy fits! He also has a real perspective on who the Avengers are, and a real beef with them. He’s not a straw man. The thing that worked about Loki was that he was able to get inside everybody’s head a little bit, and Ultron, he’s got the same thing. He knows pretty much everything there is to know about these guys. The only way you can attack Earth’s mightiest heroes is from within.”

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Whedon also spoke about working wih James Spader, who voices Ultron in the film,

“Everything I’ve ever given to Spader he’s just knocked out of the park. But – and James and I talked about this – every now and then he’ll have to do a non sequitur. And James is like ‘I have to pull out this emotion from something that’s not happening in this scene!’ But that’s who Ultron is. He’s clicking on all these different cylinders. And James really took to it. It means that you can pretty much say anything sometimes! He’s very much en scene, but at the same time, if he doesn’t have a little bit of free associative lateral now and again, he’s not going to be as much fun.”

The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015. Check back soon for more coverage following The Avengers and all your other favorite heroes.



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Taylor Salan
Taylor Salan
Taylor Salan is a independent filmmaker who currently resides in the San Fernando Valley. Since childhood, Taylor Salan had a fascination with movies. Although he was an avid fan of film as a child, it wasn’t until his years as a young adult that his passion for the art of filmmaking truly came to fruition. A current student of the film production program at California State University Northridge, Taylor studies Cinematography but ultimately has plans to direct full time if afforded the opportunity. In his spare time, Taylor produces audio podcasts and blogs about film for ageofthenerd.com. He is also a longtime musician, playing drums for over 8 years.




 
 

 

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