Whedon and Downey Weigh in on ‘Age of Ultron’s’ Other Villains

The river of Avengers: Age of Ultron information keeps flowing, with new details coming to the surface about three of the non-Ultron antagonists in the film: Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and the Vision.

At least, these three start out on Ultron’s side; where they end up is anyone’s guess. For Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch’s part, director Joss Whedon described the sibling duo as being “on Team Ultron, which makes things really hard for the Avengers because all of sudden they’re dealing with powers that they’re not used to.”

“With the [first] Avengers, everybody pretty much had the power of being able to punch somebody,” Whedon told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”

As for the Vision, Whedon won’t say too much, except that J.A.R.V.I.S. voice actor Paul Bettany’s casting is “not coincidence.” Robert Downey Jr., who’s had Bettany’s voice ringing in his Iron Man helmet over the course of four Marvel movies, was a bit more forthcoming on the actor’s turn as the Vision.

“It’s like if you think about the five different ways that [The Vision] could come together, this one’s definitely the most interesting of the five,” he teased. “I was running other scenarios and I’ve seen it progress over drafts. It was just kind of really good, right from the start.”

Exactly how Ultron brings Vision to life, and how the “synthezoid” reacts once he’s part of the world, remains to be seen; we’ll all find out when Age of Ultron premieres on May 1, 2015.

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Comments

  • Renaldo

    Something tells me Stark may die and he melds with JARVIS to form Vision…

  • Alex W

    Downey still has one more Avengers movie on contract, so it’s doubtful he’ll die at least until the next one.

  • Sunni Leone

    They just said Vision is part of team Ultron.

  • ✖Samuel Blanco✖

    It seems Ultron will probably take over the Avengers tower, and he will use JARVIS’ AI to create the Vision, probably.

  • Sal

    Just like the comics.

  • scamity

    the original human torch is in starks possession he’ll discover that i reckon

  • Hailtotheboomstick

    I’d like to know if Don Cheadel will be in the new Avengers as I was bummed he wasn’t in the first.

  • Allen Lendzion

    My prediction is that Ultron will steal Jarvis and give him a physical form as Vision. This will cause them to turn Stark Tower into a rebuilt Avengers Tower.

  • Moetu Ria

    nooo uhh stark dont die at all he may help vision and fixes his damage

  • J.p. Ducey

    I’m still hopeful that someone will convince RDJ to come back for Iron Man 4 with the REAL Mandarin!

  • Tasali

    Err Avengers Tower is already there, from the get-go, because of SHIELD being shut down in TWS. Stark is now bankrolling the Avengers team and he turned the tower into their full HQ.

  • Tasali

    Rhodey is indeed in the Avengers 2…

  • matthew ritch

    Yes, he is. He will be the war machine. Also, a woman scientist. Spoilers on her identity. I have a friend in the film business. He has worked on the great Gatsby, and smurfs. I don’t know 100 percent but the scientist who appears in the film may be
    Oh, hell. The wasp.

  • Thomas A. Rice

    Sounds Good Joss! Keep me posted!

  • Thedude3445

    He’s not going to die in Avengers 2, since he already had that fakeout death at the end of the first Avengers and then he spent all of Iron Man 3 trying to get over that. Only Amazing Spider-Man 2 could be that thematically poor.

  • huh

    what? the original human torch hasn’t appeared in the films at all, where are you getting that?

  • James

    I think we don’t need to see a heroic Vision in this film. Have Ultron make a copy of Jarvis, give that version of him a body (Vision) and fight alongside Ultron. Near the end he should seem unsure of his motivations but ultimately be destroyed (hammer to the face maybe?). Then in Ant Man end credits, have Coulson ask Hank to rebuild him. Simple

  • Gary Pageau

    Yes, he is. He’s an “Easter Egg” in “Captain America: First Avenger.” The Human Torch can be seen (as a figure in a red jumpsuit) in a glass container in the Stark Expo scenes at the start of the movie.

  • Andrew Brown

    Although I will be enjoying and Vision is my fav to be honest – I have never pictured him with a British accent -nor the Avengers Jarvis being a digital British voice – dam i wanted to see a real butler !!