That Avengers: Age of Ultron boasts crowd pleasing delights like the Hulkbuster, multiple over-the-top action sequences, Joss Whedon’s classic pithy banter and plenty of Easter eggs goes without saying. Not to mention one of the biggest thrills in the film: the introduction of some new Marvel blood, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
When Screen Rant sat down with the new players in question, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who play the Maximoff twins, we discussed what it was like to jump aboard this behemoth-sized moving ship (Hint: It involves a personalized Joss Whedon-penned welcome letter), the invention of their Sokovian accents and where we might see these two characters again in a Marvel movie.
What was the hazing like, jumping into this cast?
Olsen: I wish there was some
Johnson: Yeah, I kind of thought there would be some sort of initiation test.
Olsen: No, just nice dinners.
Johnson: Just nice people
Olsen: Just nice people, welcoming us with open arms.
What was the first reaction reading the script?
Olsen: It was so amazing. Joss wrote this really – do you remember the cover letter he wrote to everyone? I took a picture of it, it made me laugh so hard.
Johnson: Oh yeah, I loved that. We got a couple, because of different drafts of the script.
Olsen: But the first one was my favorite.
Johnson: He’d write a letter that felt like a personal essay but it was to all the actors it was kind of generalizing but it was really quite intimate and personal and funny and how he spent so much time writing it, it was just really sweet and kind of only in Joss’ language. which is a very specific – like riddles.
Olsen: Like Ultron.
Were the accents tough to master? They sound good.
Olsen: That’s good. We created it.
Johnson: They sound Sokovian, right? You can’t flaw that.
Olsen: I mean, we created it to work to our strengths.
Johnson: No Sokovian can stand up and be like, ‘Nah.’
Olsen: Be like, ‘That’s not how we speak’
What would you like to see Scarlet Witch do next?
Olsen: I mean, my favorite is House of M but that will never happen.
Never say never in the Marvel Universe.
Olsen: If she could have two fake babies and everyone tell her they’re not real and then have her just go nuts, that would be unbelievable but I don’t think they’re going to do that [laughs], it might be a little too dark for the Marvel universe. When she loses her mind it’s my favorite thing in the comics.
For you sir and Quicksilver, there are always creative ways for characters can pop up randomly in the Marvel universe, are you hoping to be creatively inserted somewhere?
Johnson: [Laughs] I think there’s always there’s lovely little nuances and surprises. Even in this movie there are quite a few of those things that occur that are a nice little gem set. That’s kind of the beauty of all these movies, they really incorporate everyone’s kind of…
Olsen: Everyone has their own strong arc and all that.
Johnson: Yeah, yeah.
And you can pop up anywhere.
Olsen: It’s a fantasy world.
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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