Kevin Feige over Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Kevin Feige over Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel Studios baas Kevin Feige sprak in een interview over  Avengers: Age of Ultron. Tijdens dat interview ging hij in op waarom Ultron de slechterik is van de film. Hij zei het volgende:

“Joss Whedon had a great idea for the character and how to use him to unify the Avengers again and acquire their services once more. He was a favorite. Joss and I were on the production of the first Avengers movie and we started having conversations about Ultron, and how he could come about and how we could adapt his origin to the continuity of the cinematic universe. It literally was just little discussions between takes but thankfully Joss files all that kind of stuff away in his brain. Then when the time arrived, he started outing it, so he went back to that and built a very good story.”

Avengers: Age of Ultron is enkel de titel van de film en is niet verbonden aan de comics. Feige vertelde:

“We didn’t want to merely have a ‘2’ after Avengers so we wanted to give it a subtitle. We have various things that we were looking at and Age of Ultron – which just happened to be a the name of a comic book series as well – was our favorite.”

Feige over James Spader in de rol van Ultron:

“I first met James Spader two or three years ago. I thought it would be great to have him in our universe and we finally found the right role with Joss’s version of Ultron.”

Tot slot sprak Kevin Feige over de toevoeging van Quicksilver (Aaron Johnson) en Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) aan de cast van de film:

“It’s always a balance with any movie, not to overwhelm it with too many story elements.Certainly when it comes to comic book movies, you can fall into the trap of having too many villains and in the case of team-based movies, having too many heroes. But what Joss has in mind to bring those characters into the story happens in a very natural fashion over the course of the story. It’s also the tradition of the Avengers to switch up the roster every now and again and to have new characters coming in. It’s just part of the fun, but we wouldn’t have included them if it had just been a case of ‘Oh, we want two new figures, two new costumes.’ It very much flows with the story that Joss is creating.”

The Avengers, een buitengewoon team van superhelden bestaande uit Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, Hawkeye en Captain America komen opnieuw samen om de strijd aan te binden tegen Ultron, een intelligente robot. Ultron is een creatie van Tony Stark, die deze zelfbewuste robot samen met een legioen drones ontworpen heeft om het werk van de Avengers te vergemakkelijken. Wanneer Ultron echter het idee heeft dat de mens de grootste bedreiging voor vrede en geluk vormt lopen de zaken uit de hand.

De nieuwe superheldenfilm wordt geregisseerd door Joss Whedon. De ensemblecast bestaat uit Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader en Samuel L. Jackson. Avengers: Age of Ultron draait vanaf 23 april 2015 in de Nederlandse bioscoop.