For The Avengers: Age of Ultron, writer/director Joss Whedon has a lot of proverbial plates that he’s going to have to keep spinning. Not only are there the original six Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. characters like Nick Fury and Maria Hill involved so far, but the sequel will add the villainous robot Ultron and rumored new Avengers, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. So when we’re talking about 11 characters minimum in the film, it’s going to be tricky for any one of them to take the spotlight.
But in Whedon we trust, right? And according to the filmmaker, he’s going to give a couple of members of the team their fair due in the upcoming superhero sequel. If you’re a fan of either the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) or Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), this one’s for you. In an interview with Nerd HQ, Whedon said that the Widow is going to play a big part in the sequel:
Natasha is a huge part of the sequel because you do want to concentrate on the people who don’t have their own franchises. Although she in ‘Cap 2,’ [and] she’s great. She was the most fun for me because she’s not a hero, you know, and it’s something that I read—and I feel bad that I can’t remember who wrote the book—but it’s in one of the books explaining, ‘These guys are heroes, you are a spy. It’s a different thing—it’s a different skill set—and you don’t have their moral high ground or any of that good stuff.’ And that just makes her so interesting to me. So yeah, the stuff I’ve got going on with her in the second one is killer.
I assume that’s pun intended. As for Hawkeye, who spent the majority of the first Avengers movie as Loki’s personal flying monkey, he’ll also have a beefed up part to play in Age of Ultron, at least this was according to Whedon (and Screen Rant) during this past summer’s Comic Con.
It’s very much a global Avengers film. A lot of the movie has to do with their place not just in America, but the world. Part of the fun for me, definitely this time around, is writing Hawkeye. He did get possessed pretty early by a bad guy and had to walk around all scowly for most of the movie so now it’s nice to actually have the character there and see him interact with the other guys.
It’s not easy being the only non-super powered members of The Avengers, so they might as well get more screen time.
Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out May 1, 2015. Look for more news about the film as it develops, in the meantime, watch the full Nerd HQ video below.
Source: Cinema Blend