Avengers: Age of Ultron is four months away from its anticipated release date! Everyone's getting ready to see their favorite superhero team back on the big screen, together again!
Today, some new plot details regarding the film have been revealed, thanks to media site Digital Spy visiting the set and interviewing the cast and crew! Let's take a look at some of the things they found out!
WARNING: SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT!
The Bruce/Natasha relationship!
The movie's producer, Jeremy Latcham, talks about the team at the beginning of the film, and the new relationships that have sparked between them.
“This movie starts off and the team is together, on a mission, they’re working in tandem, and there are new relationships between them. Time has passed, so you pick up right in the middle of an action sequence and start trying to catch up.”
After the action sequence, which is likely the defeat of Baron von Strucker, the team is having a party (the one in the trailer) and it's here where the new relationships Jeremy was talking about become apparent.
“I think [it's] fun for an audience to try and figure out, ‘Wait, those two are funny together now, there’s something going on with them, maybe there’s a little tension over there.’ You’re showing up at a party when it’s already a little bit started.”
The two with the most tension between each other are most likely Bruce Banner and Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Hulk and Black Widow. The two have been rumored to have some romantic feelings towards each other since the first Avengers and the trailers for the second only helped strengthen them. Personally, I always wanted Hawkeye and Black Widow to get together. But the "Beauty and the Beast" relationship of Bruce and Natasha is interesting. Of course, there are rumors of a possible love triangle between the archer, spy and the monster. That would be an interesting little side-plot during the film.
Stubbornness is the first sign of war!
Steve Rogers and Tony Stark share a certain personality trait: leadership. Both are great leaders. Unfortunately, the Avengers can only have one. Before, that leader was Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. But thanks to the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D has basically disbanded. So what happens when you have two leadership type people who both want to lead a leaderless team? One that can only have one leader? A LOT of arguments!
As Jeremy Latcham explains:
“SHIELD has fallen apart, so this movie becomes Tony Stark and Steve Rogers trying to put the Avengers together without a parental unit like Nick Fury hovering over them. What you realize is that these are guys who work best with rules, and probably do need some adult supervision.”
Tony and Steve are basically two children who are fighting over some toys; the toys in question being the Avengers. And their parental guardian, Nick Fury, has gone on a business trip, so there's no one to stop them from fighting over the fun toys. Eventually, the toys are going to get mad at these two children fighting over them and side with either one of the children; leading to a Civil War. Ok toys coming to life is a bit freaky so let's change the euphemism to puppies. The "puppies" are going to either choose Captain America or Tony Stark. Either way, this is definitely the mild starting point for the war.
Hawkeye is a different man in AoU!
Hawkeye is one of my favorite Marvel characters. Which is why it saddens me to know he was the most underdeveloped character in Avengers. Even though he was in the movie, I feel like Age of Ultron will be the firs time we'll actually be seeing Hawkeye; seeing as how he was a mindless zombie for the majority of the first film. Director Joss Whedon talks a bit about Hawkeye, saying:
“We got to do some interesting stuff with Hawkeye which is a different kind of dark. It’s been fun for Jeremy because he was possessed for so long last time – it’s interesting to not be a zombie!”
Not being a zombie is pretty interesting I suppose. It'll be nice for Jeremy to finally play the character he signed up for!
For those still unsure if Joss Whedon is actually done directing Avengers films after Age of Ultron, he states it once more during the interview.
“I cannot imagine directing a film with – if you’ll pardon the expression – more f**king people in it. I’d love to see one, though.”
A little sad yes, but Joss deserves a break after this awesome ensemble film. And with the third Avengers film more than likely featuring a lot more heroes, I'd want to skip directing that too. Rumor has it that Cap 2 and 3 directors Anthony and Joe Russo will be directing Avengers: Infinity War parts 1 and 2, or are at least being considered for it. I would love to see the Russo brothers tackle such a film!
Science Bros Unite!
The internet has done something we didn't know we wanted done; created a name for the hypothetical duo that is Tony Stark and Bruce Banner! Dubbed the science bros, this dynamic duo has all but taken over tumblr and has become as popular as Batman and Robin or Finn and Jake!
The Science Bros are going to be working close together in AoU, as Mark Ruffalo states:
"Banner's been living in Stark Tower, and [he and Tony] have been working side by side,"
"Banner has his own lab now, he's doing work that augments Tony's work, that could lead to a horrible experiment going wrong…"
Horrible experiment eh? What could that be? It's possible that Bruce is assisting Tony in rebuilding Ultron and that he is the experiment gone wrong. This makes the most sense, but I'm sure there are already people out there theorizing what other experiments could cause the Avengers trouble! I know because I myself am theorizing that as well. What can I say? It's a habit.
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch have beef with an Avenger!
It's pretty much no surprise that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will teaming up with Ultron in the film, but their reasoning for why has yet to be revealed until now. Apparently, they decide to join Ultron's army because of the hatred they have for their Avengers. See, they blame the Avengers for all the damage and destruction they've indirectly caused during their various battles; especially one Avenger in particular.
"Our characters have a lot of anger, especially towards Tony Stark, and we want revenge,"
"We meet Ultron, and he's someone who preaches peace and… believes what we believe, which is that the Avengers create destruction and that Tony Stark's bomb is responsible for killing our parents."
So it looks like Tony Stark is mainly to blame for their alliance with Ultron. Of course, their alliance doesn't last forever. Their deal with Ultron eventually goes sour, mainly due to Scarlet Witch and her arrogance. As actress Elizabeth Olsen states:
"My character ends up really having to deal with her ignorance. A lot of problems that happen towards the end of the film are her responsibility."
One such problem might just be the Hulk's rampage in New York City. Many believe that the scene in the trailer, which shows Hulk going on an uncontrollable onslaught and Iron Man having to suit up in Hulkbuster armor to stop him, is Scarlet Witch's fault. The rumor is that she put a trance on Hulk which causes him to go crazy. Some even say that he's going gray as well, as seen in this article here and this one here!
Well that's all the plot details I'll list for now. But there's many more, so I may do a follow-up article to this soon for those who want to read here on Moviepilot! But if you want to read them all for yourself, the sources are down below! Thanks for reading!