Whedon starts by saying the new characters in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON like Baron Von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) serve a purpose, and are necessary for the story he is trying to tell.
I fiercely dislike the idea of just throwing in more people for the sake of doing that. But last time I had all of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes versus one British character actor, and I needed more conflict.
The director continues by saying he’s having a lot of fun with James Spader‘s Ultron.
I’m having a blast with Ultron. He’s not a creature of logic - he’s a robot who’s genuinely disturbed. We’re finding out what makes him menacing and at the same time endearing and funny and strange and unexpected, and everything a robot never is.
Whedon also says he has enjoyed filming AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON in the U.K.
The number of different looks and textures and moods we’re getting from the British locations is stupid awesome. because this, palette-wise, is very different. I’m trying to make a different film. Because why would you make one movie twice? That seems weird.
Can this movie just be out already?