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The 'Vision' was created by writer Roy Thomas and illustrator John Buscema...
"...the robot 'Ultron' is the creator of the 'Vision'...
"...a type of android he calls a 'synthezoid'...
"...for use against Ultron's own creator, 'Tony Stark'.
"Temporarily controlled by Ultron...
"...the Vision rebuilds Ultron of indestructible 'adamantium'...
"...and battles the Avengers before regaining his self-control.
"In the comics, the Vision hooks up with 'Wanda Maximoff', aka mutant 'Scarlet Witch', with whom he becomes romantically involved.
"The 'Solar Jewel' on the Vision's forehead...
"...absorbs ambient solar energy providing power to function...
"...also capable of discharging as optic beams, infrared and microwave radiation.
"The Vision also possesses the ability to manipulate his density, which at its lowest allows flight and a ghostly, »
- Michael Stevens
The two biggest additions to the "Avengers" ensemble in next month's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" are Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. They play a key role in the mega-sequel, and they manage to create some interesting tensions for both the heroes and the villains in the film. Olsen was the first to sit down with us on the set, and we jumped right in, having already heard a number of things about her character from the rest of the cast. Can you talk about your Eastern European accent? (looking at the Marvel producers) Can I talk about it? We know that we're from Eastern Europe, so, okay, so, yeah, it’s something that we got to create. It's a make believe place, so it's something that Aaron and I, with the dialect coach, kind of created together. What's the name of the fake country? That I can't talk about, but it's, »
- Drew McWeeny
Back in February, it was finally confirmed that Andy Serkis' mystery role in Avengers: Age of Ultron is in fact the Marvel comic book character Ulysses Klaw, after he briefly appeared in the first two trailers. It was never known how large a role the actor has in this Phase Two sequel, but he revealed at the Empire Awards that he only has a cameo appearance. Here's what he had to say, adding that Joss Whedon is a lot of fun to work with.
"It was really minimal. It's a tiny role, a little cameo role. But I just loved doing it and it's a great character. Joss is just great fun to work with."
Ulysses Klaw's appearance in the second trailer was just one of several hints that Avengers: Age of Ultron could be setting up their upcoming Black Panther movie, which is slated for release on July 6, 2018. In the comic books, »
Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction.
Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron hits cinemas on April 23rd 2015.
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go »
- Phil Wheat
Two brand new actors are joining the ranks of the Avengers in the upcoming Age of Ultron. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen team up with Robert Downey Jr. and co. as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in the new superhero film from Joss Whedon.
The characters are twins whose skills and personality complement one another, adding a new layer to the established Avengers team. Taylor-Johnson is no stranger to playing the hero. The actor starred as the titular Kick-Ass in both Kick-Ass movies, and of course, appeared briefly in an uncredited scene as his Quicksilver character next to Olsen’s Scarlet Witch in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film will be Olsen’s first outing as a superhero since the actress’ filmography typically skews indie however she and Taylor-Johnson both shared screen time in last summer’s blockbuster Godzilla.
We spoke with the two newest recruits at Comic-Con where Olsen »
- Rachel West
The cast of Deadpool continues to expand today as yet another new addition joins the ranks of Tim Miller’s feature spinoff. One of the X-Universe’s lesser-known mutants, Negasonic Teenage Warhead is now confirmed to appear, with newcomer Brianna Hildebrand set to bring the iconoclastic teen to life.
The character, real name Ellie Phimister, was originally created by Grant Morrison during his stint on New X-Men and harnessed the power of telepathy along with a slew of precognitive abilities. She was promptly killed off by Morrison and later resurrected by Joss Whedon for Amazing X-Men as a telepathic projection of Emma Frost… who was then murdered by Cyclops.
As reported by THR, Hildebrand is now locked down for the part, which will shift several of Negasonic’s key attributes in the transition to the big screen. Besides her mental abilities, she looks to be destined for a great deal »
- Gem Seddon
According to The Hollywood Reporter, newcomer Brianna Hildebrand has joined the cast of Deadpool as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, a character who was created (and swiftly killed off) by Grant Morrison during his New X-Men run. She would later reappear when Joss Whedon was writing Astonishing X-Men as a psychic projection created by Emma Frost. The character is a telepath with precognitive abilities, and Hildebrand joins a cast which also includes Monica Baccarin, Gina Carano, and T.J. Miller. According to the site, the actress is "undergoing physical and stunt training", so it could be that she ends up having a major role in the movie. Thoughts? Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, »
While sitting down with Collider, Elizabeth Olsen (who will play Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron) revealed how the costume she wears came to be constructed (in the film). “For the film, that world is very specific so it’s almost like hospitalish, and the way that we designed costume and character is based off of these two kids being on their own and using whatever they can to their best ability.” On the set, she tells how Joss Whedon didn't want to go with her comic book look and how Alexandra Byrne (the costume designer) was really clever at designer her costume. "Well, the first thing Joss ever said to me before I even got the job when we were first meeting, he said, ‘When you look at the images, look at the comics, know that we are not making you look like that. You will not have »
In June 2014, I visited the London set of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Over the last couple months we have posted our on set interviews with Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, director Joss Whedon, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans. This morning we are posting our interview with Whiplash and Scarlet Witch, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Here is a short snippet from Olsen explains her super abilities: Yeah. […]
- Peter Sciretta
Over the past few months, I’ve been posting a number of on-set interviews from Avengers: Age of Ultron. That’s because almost a year ago when the movie was filming outside London, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters. During a break in the production, I got to participate in an extended group interview with Elizabeth Olsen. She talked about working with Joss Whedon, Scarlet Witch’s powers, her costume, her accent, working with Aaron-Taylor Johnson, and so much more. Click here you’d like to listen to the audio of this interview. Otherwise the full transcript is below. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1st. Like you didn’t know. [caption id="attachment_425117" align="alignright" width="320"] Image via Disney-Marvel[/caption] Question: Could you talk about your Eastern European accent? Elizabeth Olsen: Can I talk about it? It’s something we got to create because it’s a make believe place. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
With Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron opening May 1st in North America, Marvel and Disney are lifting the embargoes on some of the last on set interviews I participated in when the production was filming last year in London. In this interview, you can either listen to or read what Aaron-Taylor Johnson had to say about playing Quicksilver. He talked about his character’s accent, what he did to get ready for the role, the humor in the script, Quicksilver’s relationship with the rest of the Avengers, and so much more. [caption id="attachment_425115" align="alignright" width="320"] Image via Disney[/caption] Question: Can you talk a little bit about your Eastern European accent? Aaron Taylor-johnson: I can, yeah. We’re doing one. Well, they decided to re-adr that in the end. I don’t know yet. If you wouldn’t mind, could you demo it? Taylor-johnson: I don’t think I should do that. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Marvel Studios presents ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support »
One facet that almost slipped through the cracks during the furore that is Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s marketing campaign was Anthony Mackie’s involvement — or lack thereof — in Joss Whedon’s much-anticipated sequel. Thankfully, there is a space at the admittedly crowded table for one Sam Wilson, and during a recent panel at the Emerald City Comic-Con, Mackie spoke about his part for the very first time, while also hinting at the relationship between Falcon and Steve Rogers for Captain America: Civil War.
Here’s what the actor had to say on the role, that friendship, and how Age of Ultron is akin to Disneyland for adults.
“With Falcon and Cap, what’s so great is there’s a mutual respect,” he started. “There’s a soldier respect. What’s great about Age of Ultron and [Civil War] is you get to see their relationship grow. Remember the first time you saw a 3D movie, »
- Michael Briers
What's so fun about talking to someone like Elizabeth Olsen about something as huge and important as "Avengers: Age of Ultron," is that it's clear she's not used to not be able to talk about stuff. The star, who famously starred in "Godzilla" last summer, which had an air of mystery but nothing like the behind-several-locked-doors secrecy of a Marvel movie, seemed genuinely befuddled, as the tried answering question after dweeby question without spoiling anything or getting herself (or others) in trouble. It was one of the more endearing qualities of a movie star made almost exclusively of endearing qualities.
In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Olsen plays Scarlet Witch, a character more closely associated with the X-Men, but clearly a big part of Avengers lore as well. Her human name is Wanda Maximoff, the twin sister of Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver (played in the film by Aaron Taylor-Johnson). Instead of having powers involving punching, »
- Drew Taylor
It's hard to believe that we're just about a month away from Avengers: Age Of Ultron, but leave it up to Marvel Entertainment to give us a healthy reminder. Aside from some character posters and brief shots in the trailers, we haven't seen that much of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. That's going to change as we have a new featurette with Joss Whedon, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson talking about the arrival of the siblings and what that means for the Avengers. While this »
- Sean Wist
Rose McIver shines as Liv in a solid, confident and exciting follow-up to iZombie's pilot episode...
This review contains spoilers.
1.2 Brother, Can You Spare A Brain?
Second episodes are always a bit tricky, especially in the soapy-procedural bracket iZombie belongs to, but re-establishing the premise doesn’t always have to be a drag. There are characters we’ve already met, a structure we’ve been introduced to and relationships stuck in one place by necessity but, as the show has proven with Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?, it can build on the foundation, rather than simply re-explain.
Hence Blaine (David Anders), a fellow zombie and someone who appears to be the series' first ongoing villain. He’s great for a number of very clear reasons, and he dominates episode two with snark, charm and menace that sets us up nicely for whatever shenanigans he plans to get up to »
Joining a team as closely knit and unforgettable as "The Avengers" has got to be something of a challenge, even for an actor like Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who has gamely appeared in "Kick-Ass" (and its follow-up) and last year's mega-successful "Godzilla" reboot. "Avengers: Age of Ultron," after all, is the sequel to the most successful superhero movie of all time, and one that stars a chummy group that includes Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner.
Add to that the additional pressure of playing Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver, a super speedy Marvel character that audiences had just been introduced to the previous summer in Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and it sounds like a pretty daunting proposition. (He'll appear alongside his "Godzilla" co-star Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Quicksilver's twin sister, Scarlet Witch, as the two new kids on the block.) Not »
- Drew Taylor
Following in the footsteps of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Joss Whedon.s The Avengers: Age of Ultron has its work cut out for it when it comes to crafting interesting Quicksilver sequences. After all, the Bryan Singer movie did a hell of a job with its super speedy mutant, and he wound up being at the center of one of the year.s best action sequences. So how will The Avengers 2 stack up? It.s hard to say at this point, but one thing that.s for sure is that the Marvel production went in some interesting directions to try and portray the fast character in a new and dynamic way . specifically by having him run along long stretches and be filmed with specialized cameras. It was while we were on the set of The Avengers: Age of Ultron with a small group of other journalists last summer »
"I was never thrilled" admits Joss Whedon, as he discusses when he learned the X-Men films were using the character of Quicksilver too...
Quicksilver, after all, turned up in last year's X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and will be making his Marvel cinematic universe debut in Avengers: Age Of Ultron. And it's an odd situation, as the pair freely admit.
"It's a unique scenario", admitted Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios' boss. "That's the only character where that could happen, and it happened", he noted. That's in reference to the rights, that allow Fox to use characters in the X-Men universe in its films. Quicksilver appears in both X-Men and The Avengers stories, and thus we're getting different interpretations in two different movie franchises. »
Discover how Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) figure into the Avengers in this latest featurette from Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.
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- Michelle McCue
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