Joss Whedon over Quicksilver en Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Regisseur Joss Whedon, Aaron Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) en Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) spraken in een interview over de personages in Marvel Studios‘ Avengers: Age of Ultron. Allereerst bleek Whedon blij met de personages en hun nieuwe krachten:

“With the [first] Avengers, everybody pretty much had the power of being able to punch somebody. And now we have a woman who can get inside your head and move objects, and a boy that can move faster than anything, and a robot [Ultron] who can self-replicate and is out of his mind. So all of sudden, it’s a darker, weirder, tougher world that they’re living in.”

Daarna ging Johnson in op de tweeling:

“They’re gypsies in a way. They’re romani. They’re sort of like travellers. They’re very yin-and-yang in that twin sense. In his power, he’s physical and she’s psychological. My character is very much on the frontline, but he can be quite emotional. You see this beautiful tenderness between them.”


“While the twins lack a family or any connections to the world, they do have secret grudges against the Avengers. I’m interested because there’s familial issues with that kind of resentment. You can sort of go deeper and I can play with their relationships and I can play with attitudes. Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver hate them with a fiery hate…”

Elizabeth Olsen over haar personage:

“The reason she’s so special is because she has such a vast amount of knowledge that she’s unable to learn how to control it. No one taught her how to control it properly. So it gets the best of her. It’s not that she’s mentally insane, it’s just that she’s just overly stimulated. And she can connect to this world and parallel worlds at the same time, and parallel times. In the comics, every time you see an image of them, they’re always holding each other’s hand and looking over each other’s shoulder. They’re always so close, it’s almost uncomfortable. Aaron and I have been playing a little bit with those kinds of images just for ourselves.”

Ook Vision wordt tot Team Ultron gerekend. Deze robot wordt ingesproken door Paul Bettany, de oorspronkelijke stem van J.A.R.V.I.S., het hulpje van Tony Stark. Downey Jr.:

“Things only happen arbitrarily in Kevin Feige’s Marvel universe by mistake, and I think he’s maybe made two mistakes and they weren’t really in the movies. They were more in like the easter eggs early on. Things that he didn’t have as much final say over but would nowadays.”

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 geschreven en 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.