Joss Whedon Discusses Humanising Machines For 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

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Joss Whedon has chosen Ultron to face The Avengers in the next movie. The hugely anticipated sequel to the 2012 block office sensation is due to be released in cinemas in 2015. Filming of the superheroes film will begin next year. Whedon has discussed how he intends to make Ultron, an omnipotent machine into a character who can interact, effectively, with the superheroes. According to Entertainment Weekly, Ultron is a robot intend on acquiring power, something he will most likely almost acquire before being foiled by the Avengers. His qualities include super-strength, mind control, genius intellect and a coma ray.

Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon at the premiere of The Worlds End in L.A.

Whedon, speaking to the entertainment website, said "I knew right away what I wanted to do with him, he's always trying to destroy the Avengers, goddamn it, he's got a bee in his bonnet. He's not a happy guy, which means he's an interesting guy. He's got pain. And the way that manifests is not going to be standard robot stuff. So we'll take away some of those powers because at some point everybody becomes magic, and I already have someone [Scarlet Witch, a new character] who's a witch." 

Elizabeth Olsen is rumoured to be in talks with Avengers' producers for the role of Scarlet Witch, according to the Film School Rejects. Scarlet Witch is an Avenger who has the power to alter probabilities and casting hexes. 

Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey Jr. at the L.A. premiere of Iron Man 3.

If Olsen does feature in the upcoming film she will star alongside Marvel veterans Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man); Chris Evans (Captain America); Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor). Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been cast as Quicksilver, the brother of Scarlet Witch.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is due to be released in UK and US cinemas on May 1st 2015.

Elizabeth Olsen
Elizabeth Olsen may have a role in the upcoming Avenger's movie.


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