The Avengers: Age of Ultron Joss Whedon tells Entertainment Weekly how the movie version of Ultron is different from that of the comic books.
Ultron is just one of many new characters that are being added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of the next Avengers film.
“I knew right away what I wanted to do with him,” Whedon says. “He’s always trying to destroy the Avengers, goddamn it, he’s got a bee in his bonnet. He’s not a happy guy, which means he’s an interesting guy. He’s got pain. And the way that manifests is not going to be standard robot stuff. So we’ll take away some of those powers because at some point everybody becomes magic, and I already have someone [a new character, Scarlet Witch] who’s a witch.”
Just as Whedon did with the Hulk in the 2012 blockbuster, he has to find a way “to ground [the character] while still evoking that guy.” Whedon adds that he loves Ultron “because he’s so pissed off.”
The magazine has a 10-page spread on Joss Whedon. Subscribers will see it in their mailboxes no earlier than this Friday. Over the 10 pages, Whedon talks about his entire career and upcoming projects.