In ihrer aktuellen Ausgabe haben EMPIRE mit Joss Whedon über das Sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron gesprochen. Auf ihrer Seite haben sie nun Material aus eben diesem Interview veröffentlicht, dass es nicht in das Magazin geschafft hat und damit Online-Exclusive ist. Hier einige Auszüge aus dem Interview mit Whedon.
Über den Gegenspieler Ultron.
Before I took the first movie. For me what was interesting is that he is this angry, and I hired the smoothest talker in Hollywood to play him. I did it on purpose. I needed a guy who can give you the Morpheus but then can just LOSE HIS SHIT. Spader's really good at that and he's really good at finding the darkness, but also the comedy. The comedy is always a huge thing for me. Tom Hiddleston is hilarious. Hiddleston can turn on a dime, which is my favourite thing. He can be absolutely apocalyptic and then, 'Um, point of order?' Ultron has the same thing. He is very different, obviously, in his rhythms and his concepts, but for me it's a guy who's that angry and who hates the Avengers that much and is also a robot and is therefore going to have every issue that a robot's going to have with humanity anyway... there's a lot to play there. For me, he's an iconic figure.
Über Ultrons Fähigkeiten.
The powers in comic books - they're always like, 'And then I can reverse the polarity of your ions!' - well, we have to ground things a lot more. With Ultron, we have to make him slightly less omnipotent because he'd win. Bottom line. Also, having weaknesses and needs and foibles and alliances and actually caring what people think of him, all these things, are what make him a character and not just a tidal wave.
Über die Tatsache, dass Ultron von Tony Stark und nicht (wie in den Comics) Hank Pym (a.k.a. Ant-Man) erschaffen wird.
It didn't make sense to introduce a third scientist, a third sciencetician, to do that. It was hard for me, because I grew up on the comics, to dump that, but at the end of the day, it's a more interesting relationship between Tony and Ultron if Tony was once like, 'You know what would be a really great idea?' They're doing what they always do - which is jump in headfirst, and then go, 'Sorry, world!' But you have to make it their responsibility without just making it their fault.
Über die Herkunftsgeschichte von Quicksilver und Scarlet Witch.
They have an origin but it's largely described. They're already good to go by the time we're up and running. You don't want to fall into Spider-Man 3 territory - and I say that as a guy who actually thinks pretty well of that movie, there's some great stuff in that movie - but there comes a point where you're overloaded with frontstory, backstory, origin story and it becomes very hard to juggle. My instinct is always, 'Don't put in more, work with what you have.'
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