Whedon Talks Plenty On Avengers 2!

The first sequel of The Avengers titled Age of Ultron is no more than a few months away from hitting the theaters and for the last few days we have had loads of new stuff on the movie from a couple of front-line actors in the movie. At first we heard from Iron Man cast Robert Downey Jr. and then Hulk cast Mark Ruffalo shared on the movie.

Now, Empire Online, again, have revealed an interview of a person connected to the movie, and perhaps the most connected one! It’s the director of the first two Avengers ventures, Joss Whedon, that they have talked to and this man has offered plenty more on the movie including opening scene, powers of Ultron, origin of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, and absence of Hank Pym! Let’s check out!

A James Bond Style Opening!


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The director reveals that the upcoming Avengers venture will have a ‘pre-credit Bondian blow-out’. He also admitted that the James Bond theme will ‘come up more than a few times’! He upholds the beauty of the locations for that to happen. Joss states:

There was a moment where there were soldiers and different kinds of people fighting them, and these guys in winter camo come up on a castle in one of those mountain resort elevators that goes side-to-side and looks like a gumball machine, and I was looking at the Italian Alps and the mist and the castle, and this weird thing rises up, full of soldiers in winter camo, and everybody was like...

At that moment, the director starts singing the Bond theme!

Ultron To Be Less Omnipotent!


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The director informs that they had changed the powers of Ultron in the Avengers sequel from what is narrated in the comic books as they had to ‘ground things a lot more’. Whedon claims that if they didn’t make the main antagonist ‘slightly less omnipotent’, he would have won against the Avengers! He states that the supervillain will be ‘able to control certain things’ and that he would not be ‘just firing repulsors’.

Not In Spider-Man 3 Territory!


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While talking about the origin of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, the director explains that he was well-aware to avoid the same track as Spider-Man 3 as he feels that in spite of having ‘some great stuff’ the movie was ‘overloaded with frontstory, backstory and origin story’. However, he claims that the two characters are good to go by they are up and running.

As a reason of having more villains in Age of Ultron, Whedon states that he wanted someone for Ultron to talk to and that some more trouble for the Avengers.

Hank Pym Out By Edgar’s Virtue!


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Another change in the Avengers sequel from the comic books was switching the creator of the supervillain from Hank Pym to Tony Stark. Whedon claims that Edgar Wright took the character of Hank Pym while developing the story of Ant-Man before he could and the way he worked with the character left hardly any scope for him to involve in Avengers 2. The director also states that having Ultron as the ‘brainchild of the Avengers’ was compulsory for him and that he didn’t want a third scientist after Tony Stark and Bruce Banners.

So, how does all that from the director seem to you? Do drop by!