Marvel has unleashed upon us a new video interview with Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon, in which he discusses the casting of Paul Bettany as new Avenger member the Vision (just a small hint: amazing cheekbones) and the British actor's take on the comic-book character.
The character of Vision has been swimming in secrecy, so it's great to see the director talk about the team’s most mysterious member yet. Whedon also discusses his decision to introduce Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) in the Avengers sequel and how Earth's Mightiest Heroes might or might not get along in the upcoming summer tentpole. About "The Twins," Whedon had this to say:
"It was really important for me to have people who would change the game, emotionally and stylistically," Whedon said. "Their powers are completely different [from the existing Avengers] and, through them, we get to see things differently. When we're at speed with him, we're going fast, we're going slow, it's not like we're trying to do some enormous slow guy set-piece, it's just something we never had license to do in the first movie. I never want to get so stylistically arch that you're pulled out of what you're seeing, but at the same time, I wanted to shoot something that was some kind of poetic and strange."
There are, of course, a few snippets of brand-new scenes to see here and there, just enough to whet our appetite for the new Marvel flick. Have a look:
Marvel interviewer Lorraine Cink asking at the end: "Will we be seeing Marvel characters who aren't yet in the preview photos, are we going to be seeing other Marvel characters that we've seen in other films or other parts of the universe?", with Whedon answering simply, "Yes," sent goosebumps down our spine. Joss Whedon, you tease!
So, which other Marvel character(s) you guys think will show up in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Does Whedon mean Anthony Mackie's Falcon or Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter? (Both their names were spotted on the poster) -- or could it even be someone we haven't seen before, like Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther or Benedict Cumberbatch's Stephen Strange?