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My Thoughts on the Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver Avengers: Age of Ultron Set Photos

Howdy ladies and gentlemen, time to talk about some big news that hit the web yesterday (at least I think it was yesterday) and no it’s not the awesome Days of Future Past trailer, but the first set of set pictures featuring the cast of the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron film. Now I’m not one who likes to dive too deep into set pictures as I like to keep the film as fresh as possible and avoid any secrets they may have for the film in question. Having said that though, I have seen set pictures and videos of a few films in production including Captain America: The First Avenger, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises and Thor: The Dark World just to name a few. So when I heard that there were set pictures for this film with cast actually on-set I had to look. So now that the internet has had some time to adjust to them, what are my thoughts on them? Well read on and find out.

Oh and by the way I’m only going to do a one photo per person. Okay? Then let’s begin.

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So as you can see here it is Jeremy Renner back as Hawkeye and he looks exactly the same. Now that be interpreted as one of two things: 1) His character didn’t feel the need to change his costume. 2) He’s possibly gonna get a costume change during the film. OR 3) No one cares about his character to give him a costume change. To be honest it is a bit random, but at the same time I won’t lose sleep over it. I liked his character in Avengers so I look forward to seeing him get more screen time and become a character who isn’t the butt of everyone’s jokes.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson on set of 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Next up we have Aaron-Taylor Johnson as Quicksilver. At first I was kind of underwhelmed with his look considering how cool the concept art for his character is and normally in Marvel Studios films the concept art is pretty close to what the end result will be like. That being said, after looking at it again I do like it. His look just seems like a more streamlined and updated version of what was done in the comics, sure he’s not silver and green in his costume and his hair isn’t slicked back, but I think I can see some similarities to the version of the character that was in Marvel Avengers Alliance. Plus I can still see the character in Johnson and for this Marvel Cinematic Universe I feel like it works.

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And lastly you have Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch who in my opinion is the best-looking out the cast so far. Like I said in my blog post when the concept art came out, I believe that it is impossible to do a live-action version of this character with her original costume. So when I see what the costume designers have done I can’t help but feel happy and like what I’m seeing. I think Olsen looks cool, a bit hardcore and hot in her costume and it is incredible to see how she’s hoped from role to role in recent times and looks so different in each one.

You can see more of the set pictures at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=96674#dd2hYmb6j5ule6KK.99

Well that’s it from me for now, what do you think of this and the other set pictures? Are you loving it or are you hating? Leave you thoughts below yo! 😀

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Marvel Reveals Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch From Avengers: Age of Ultron

So it seems like last night was a pretty big night for comic news on the Marvel side of town as viewers of Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe got to see some images relating to Marvel’s upcoming Phase Two & Three films. But the main bit of visual info I want to talk about is the concept art of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, two key players that will be showing up in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

So here the images are:

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If you were to ask me about my opinion on the look of these characters I would say I like them, a lot actually and they are a lot better than I could have imagined. What I like about them is that they are familiar and yet grounded in our reality and that’s what Marvel have been doing with a lot of the more bizarre/complex superhero/villain costumes. And while I can hear many fanboys in the corners of the internet whining about the new looks of these characters, especially Scarlet Witch, for me I think the designers could have done a lot worse.

So let’s talk about the character uniforms starting with Scarlet Witch. While she is definitely a far cry from her original costume, I feel for the MCU she has a modern look that while not necessarily comic book-esque, still has a unique style to it. And then there’s Quicksilver who in all honesty looks pretty cool, he has pretty cool hair, his costume looks sleek and fast and I can see aspects of the comic character in there. And my god that this look like a better improvement over the version from X-Men: Days of Future Past, no doubt in my mind about that.

Obviously there were more concept images uploaded online related to Avengers 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man, but I just wanted to focus on these and give my quick thoughts on them here on my blog. If you wish to see more have a look at the gallery on superherohype yo.

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson Confirmed To Play Quicksilver In Avengers 2!

Hello people of the internet, time for a film new update and I know I’m late with this one but it is Marvel-related so most titbits of news are relevant to this blog. And I think it was yesterday when Aaron Taylor-Johnson confirmed what most of us fans had suspected for a while now about his involvement in the upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron film. The following info is from ComicBookMovie:

“The Kick-Ass 2 star has now apparently worked out his publicity schedule for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, meaning that he has now closed his deal with Marvel Studios to play ‘Quicksilver’ in Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Read on for details!

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson was first rumoured to be in the running for the role of ‘Quicksilver’ in The Avengers: Age of Ultron back in June, but The Wrap has now confirmed that he closed his deal today to star in the sequel to the highest grossing superhero movie of all-time. The reason for the delay is that his shooting schedule for the Marvel Studios 2015 release overlaps with publicity commitments to Legendary Pictures and Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla remake. However, that has now all been sorted, hence why was able to sign on the dotted line today. Johnson joins Elizabeth Olsen as ‘The Scarlet Witch’ and James Spader as ‘Ultron’ as new casting additions to the movie.”

To be honest I’m not too surprised about this news and I’m glad it’s FINALLY been confirmed so that we can stop all this bloody speculation and beating around the bush. I mean there wasn’t really anyone else in the running for the role and he was the only main actor attached to Quicksilver and I’m glad that its him because he’s a capable actor, I just hope they do something about his hair and make it look cool, silver and slicked back like in the comics. Seems like his schedule for making films over the next year will be pretty hectic.

So what do all of you out there think of this news?

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Joss Whedon Confirms Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, Talks Iron Man Returning

I know this news story is technically one day late but it is not only Avengers 2-related but Joss Whedon-related so it has to be blogged about yo. As per usual the following news comes from superherohype:

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“A rumor started a few weeks ago that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch would be joining the team in the upcoming Avengers sequel. Further signs continued to point towards the characters’ inclusion in the film and now writer/director Joss Whedon has confirmed the characters will appear in an interview with IGN. In the interview, he spoke about their involvement in the film.

“You know, they had a rough beginning. They’re interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers. So they’re not there to make things easier. I’m not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier.”

We’ve learned exclusively at SuperheroHype that Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is the “prototype” for their version of the Scarlet Witch, but no casting has taken place.

Whedon also spoke about how the ending to Iron Man 3 (spoiler ahead!) showed a potentially changed Tony, but he’s still tied to The Avengers.

“Well, I feel like in Iron Man 3, even though he said, ‘I’ve changed’ — he blew up his remote suits, but I don’t think anybody thinks he doesn’t have one anymore. The question is, if The Avengers are called, does he show up? And the answer is, ‘Yes!’”

Casting for The Avengers 2 is still coming together with many rumors flying around about potential actors being replaced. Regardless of who ultimately assembles for the sequel, Marvel’s The Avengers 2 hits the big screen on May 1, 2015.”

While the new information we get isn’t that big it does confirm a few things and makes me just that bit more hopeful about the future of this sequel. Firstly Whedon confirmed the appearance of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, the brother and sister who are obviously from the X-Men universe as the children of Magneto. Now loads of people especially comic book fans called this out instantly but it’s always great to get confirmation from the man himself. I like how Whedon states that these characters won’t necessarily be making things easer for the Avengers group and that is cool, what is a film without a good bit of conflict?

As for the deal with Iron Man I’m hoping he will return and I’m glad that Whedon has basically said that if the Avengers call for him that he’ll come along. I don’t see Avengers 2 working without Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, though again if RDJ doesn’t want to play the character anymore then I reckon he should be killed in the sequel. It would be super effective and would add a heavy dramatic element to the upcoming sequel. But I highly doubt Marvel would go that route, they’re not brave enough for that. Either way I look forward to seeing Tony Stark/Iron Man return in the next Avengers film in 2015.

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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