Marvel’s “Avengers” took in over one billion in tickets sales world wide and this May “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will hope to be as successful and Joss Whedon says the ending to Ultron is unhinged.
In an interview done with Yahoo Movies, Whedon talked about his follow up to one of the biggest box office hits of 2012. Whedon admitted that “Ultron” became larger than the first film saying. “I didn’t mean for it to get larger, but the climax that I pitched was completely unhinged and nobody said no.”
Whedon also touched on how “Ultron” is different then the first. The biggest difference being he can get more into the characters themselves. “There are new characters, there are more characters, but the troupe I have from the first movie is so amazing that I want to get in their heads, and this movie is letting me do that in a way I couldn’t in the first one.”
Whedon continued with…
“Now that people accept the reality where Thor, Iron Man and all these guys hang out, I can now bend that reality. I’ve got Quicksilver and I’ve got Scarlet Witch and they have very different ways of looking at the world, looking at The Avengers and different powers. So that visually and emotionally, we can go to a place that we didn’t have access to the first time.”
The big thing Whedon touched on in his interview with Yahoo is the climax to “Ultron” and what you might see. Whedon wouldn’t get into the specifics to the final sequences as far as what the finale will exactly look like or where it takes place.
“I knew before I made the first film that Ultron needed be in the second one, along with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver as well. The way I approach a story is that I find these moments by thinking, ‘You know what I need to see?’ And generally if they work, you go from there. You know they’re going to fight Ultron, you know Ultron has a tendency to build hundreds of Ultrons. So that’s going to lead you in a certain direction, but the hard work of the thing is making sure everyone feels serviced and integrated. So, in the beginning it’s fun. You’re thinking, ‘What would be fun, what would be cool?'”
“The whole movie [‘Age of Ultron’] is a process of changing everything and keeping everything the same. You want to hit all the things that made people love the first movie, but you also want to make something new or why are you here. I don’t want to make The Avengers again – I did that one time. With the ending it was important for me that we felt a progression. We didn’t just feel, ‘well, no problem, we cleaned that up!’ because that’s an episode of television. That’s not a film. This film, there’s more at stake and we take that seriously.”
Whedon didn’t really give away much in his interview, but it did at least give you an insight as to his thought process before and during the filming process. Being that this is a sequel I would expect nothing less then a few surprises when it comes to these characters.
Could we see Whedon potentially put one of our heroes in jeopardy? I guess we will have to wait and see.