Is it mostly repartee with Scarlet Witch or with rest of the team as well?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: With the rest of the team. You know, it’s always that thing, that kind of great thing where they have characters go head to head and bicker with one another and I don’t want to say who but it’s nice to have a lot of humor in it and we get on.
With Scarlet Witch getting in the Avengers’ heads, what sort of relationship do you have with the Avengers? Do you hate them or do you resent them?
Publicist: Well for him, it’s hard to kind of get into that because it’s not an easy answer.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: It’s not an easy answer. I can say that most of the time, because I go at such super speed that it’s literally an elbow or an shoulder would send someone flying. It’s the force of impact of my powers. And it’s only when I’m slowed down, it makes my character very vulnerable at times but he’s at super speed, no one can kind keep a track on it.
When X-Men: Days of Future Past came out, with Quicksilver in it, while you guys were in production. Did some of the things you planned on doing get beaten to the punch by Bryan Singer and Fox with the version played by Even Peters ?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: I haven’t seen it yet so I don’t really know. When the job came around, it was already out there. I think it was already shooting, you know, so it wasn’t like we were like all “Oh, should I really be taking on a Character that’s already…” We looked at the two different Universes and we don’t feel threatened nor are we’re saying that’s, you know, the wrong thing. It’s just that’s one thing and we’re doing something different. But yeah, I haven’t watched it to kind of be like “Oh, they’re doing the slow mo super speed kind of action shots.”
Is it weird that it’s your pal from Kick-Ass?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Evans Peters. Yeah, it’s kind of funny and sort of strange. I bumped into him at Comi-Con way back before this even started and they had all the X-Men guys there and I know some of the other actors so I said “hello,” it’s nice to see him again from since it’s been a long time since Kick-Ass. So I said how funny it was but yeah, it was all easy and cool. I don’t get very competitive or you know, find it like awkward or anything.
In the comics, Quicksilver has quite a very distinctive costume that he wears. Do you eventually transition to something like that that towards the end of the movie? Do you have something he wears that can hold up to that kind of speed. Moving fast, more fabric could get in the way…
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Because it’s so early on, I’m just more of a civilian really. They’re more sort of Eastern European travelers that are kind of just picking out clothes as they go along. I can’t really say too much about it but yeah, I think the way that we’ve designed picking out the costumes is with that kind of thought in mind. I think some of the things I wear are more sporty, long sleeves, something that looks like a cycle top and compression T-Shirts and things, that kind of physique so you can sense an idea of it.
Do you have a favorite Avenger other than yourself?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Well, I wasn’t gonna say myself. [Laughs] It’s a real hard one. Yesterday we did a scene and we had the whole cast in. And it’s a hard one because when you really look at it and go “Oh actually, most people are kind of…” so like the Hulk I think really awesome Avenger. But essentially, when he’s not the Hulk, he’s just like a scientist. He’s just Banner, you know. And then obviously, Iron Man, he’s Tony Stark when not in Iron Man – he’s not a super hero. And then you look around the room… And the only one that is essentially otherworldly Superhero physique is Hemsworth. The size of his arms is like the size of my thighs [Laughs] and you kind of think that, just to be the kind of be an actor and transform your physique and body to that kind of level, and essentially he’s a god, and he’s 6 foot what… 4. He’s such a great guy. I mean everyone is charming and brilliant and a lot of fun but you look around the room and that guy is definitely, you know, a superhero.
Pietro and Wanda have issues with the Avengers and Tony Stark in general. How much of their backstory are we going to learn? Are we going to see how that came about or is that something we don’t have time to really get into?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Yeah, I think so. Yeah, that was a real small taster on the origin story [referring to the Captain America 2 button scene] and I think, absolutely, that’s definitely just to get you starting to think like that and then that’s, you know, they’ll have that.
So this Movie will cover some of their origins?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Yeah, we’ll embrace it yeah definitely, very heavily and you’ll get a sense of it.
Do you think you’d be able to win a foot race with the cast?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Just running? I mean, it would be pretty embarrassing if I couldn’t [LAUGHTER] It depends. If they’re in their costumes I would [LAUGHTER] I think I would be super fast. Hemsworth would be fast, but he’s got a lot of weight there. I’ll keep with that one. Let’s keep the illusion going.
Kick-Ass was kind of a break out role for you and to a large extent it demolishes the notion of super heroes. Was there ever a moment where you were hesitant to actually make the jump to do actual superhero films?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: I think anyone hesitates when you get to be, you know, I’m flattered and honored to be called in to be part of The Avengers. I don’t think you hesitate. For me, I had to almost slow down and go “alright, before I get in over in my head and go yeah, ‘absolutely, where do I sign,’ I kind of have to focus in: is there a character there? Is there something that I can actually bring to the table?” I don’t want to be just another superhero added on. What’s the storyline? What’s the plot? Do I hesitate? No, not really.
And I hope that when you watch it, people don’t go assuming or looking “oh, that’s Kick-Ass, that doesn’t really work.” Some people can get very sort of channeled into one thing. And I mean, again it’s great Kick-Ass put me on the map in many ways but I’ve been working before that a long time and doing independent roles and trying to pick characters in other movies. Savages was very different to that. And hopefully, what we’ve done in this by looking differen changing it up with accents that we can give another kind of tone to it that people won’t assume, you know. I hope so anyway.
Are you championing your own solo movie with Scarlet Witch? Do you think there is enough material for that to happen?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: I wasn’t thinking on that line. I thought, if anything, they’d probably tag us into someone else’s. I mean, they’ve got their own comic book so there’s got to be something. It’s up to the Marvel guys, if they wanted to go that route.
Would you be game?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Absolutely, with these guys, it’s a lot of fun. It’s a great studio to be a part of and I’m not just saying that because that’s the easiest thing to say. You work with other big studio movies and you’re just one film in the mix of many others and you’re just a character among many other in their films. Marvel guys only care about the Marvel Universe and the characters they came from so therefore, that’s all they think about creatively and care about. And they care about the storyline so it becomes a really creative kind of family and a place that I enjoy working. And the experience for me is always, overall, whatever the outcome is. This is how I work, and it’s part of my life and important to have fun and work with good people.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron releases in theaters on May 1 2015, followed by Ant-Man on July 17 2015, Captain America: Civil War on May 6 2016, Doctor Strange on November 4 2016, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on May 5 2017, Spider-Man on July 28, 2017, Thor: Ragnarok on November 3 2017, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 on May 4 2018, Black Panther on July 6 2018, Captain Marvel on November 2 2018, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 on May 3 2019 and Inhumans on July 12, 2019.
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