The Cast of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ on Playing Super Heroes

Avengers_chrishemsworth_marvelWhen Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron zooms into theaters on Friday, May 1, the supersized sequel will bring together several of its iconic superheroes — Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) — in a battle unlike any you’ve seen before.

The story begins when Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, and things go awry. As a result, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron (James Spader) emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Pop Culture Madness was at the press conference for the epic super hero movie, where the cast good-naturedly chatted up the film. Check out what the actors had to say about Avengers.

Growing up, who was your favorite superhero, and why?

Chris Hemsworth: Superman was probably the only film they’d made, I think, back when I was growing up. That’s the one that sticks out for me. Iron Man hadn’t been created yet, or Captain America, or Hulk, or Black Widow or Vision, everyone on this table.

James Spader: Growing up, I didn’t have any comic books at all, but my friend Will Brottis had a trunk full of ‘em, and so comic books Avengers_hulkwere like candy for me. I’d go over to his house for a sleepover, and I would be really just devouring everything I could get my hands on. I just devoured whatever I could get my hands on because the sleepover was going to be over and I was going to go back to my house and it was going to be, you know, Kipling.

There were a lot of Hawkeye fans that felt a little shortchanged actually in the first Avengers because one of their favorite heroes wasn’t focused on as much as they would have liked. But we see a much greater emphasis on Barton in this particular film. Talk a little bit about what you were hoping to see Barton evolve into in this film, and your first reactions when you read the script and you saw the role he was going to play in this one?

Jeremy Renner: When sitting down with Joss, and even Kevin back in the day, about why I wanted to play Hawkeye, is because I understood Hawkeye in the sense of he’s a human — just with a high skill set, so I could tap into that. I feel like I got to explore a little bit more of that, even outside the skill set, and I thought that was a really, really endearing and thoughtful sort of secret that he had, and I’m excited to kind of see where that goes.

We get to see a lot of sort of fatherly side of Tony Stark this time. Did you have that in mind when you were playing the role?

Avengers_robertdowneyRobert Downey Jr.: I read Joss Whedon’s script, I said, “I think this is great. Let’s go shoot it.” I thought it was a Swiss watch to begin with and Joss really created some great new situations for Tony to be in, so rather than dig in my heels and try to rewrite every scene, to make them even better, if possible, I showed up and it turned out great.

Where you see Black Widow even going from here, once we get to the end of this film?

Scarlett Johansson: In the beginning of Avengers 2, there’s some sense finally of there being a kind of normal. It’s a well-oiled machine where, finally the introductions are over and we’re at work. At the end of Avengers 2, I think Widow let her guard down. She was hopeful for something. I think she had this moment of false hope, where she felt like she put in the work and, there should be some kind of personal payoff, and she was ready to accept it. She realizes that her calling is a greater one and that’s not necessarily something that she’s thrilled about, but that’s what is most heroic about her is that she’s accepting the call of duty, even at her own personal loss. And I think it’s an interesting place to kind of leave her there, because there’s many different directions to go.

Can you talk a bit about the physical preparation that went into the role and were you a proficient motorcycle rider already?Avengers_scarlettjohannsen

Scarlett Johansson: I don’t think you’re allowed to ride a motorcycle when you’re still pregnant. But I did. I did all of the motorcycle riding. I embarrassingly rode some sort of a mechanical bull type of motorcycle, which goes nowhere and doesn’t look cool at all. But you know, we had some very professional and amazing motocross work being done that makes Black Widow look like a total badass. I will say, I’m very fortunate that there’s a team around me that is super-supportive in helping all of Widow’s fight moves and badass motorcycle riding happen.

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, May 1.

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Get Inside the Avengers’ Heads in New Avengers: Age of Ultron Featurette

AvengersAgeofUltron_Poster2(PCM) Dr. Pepper released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Avengers: Age of Ultron on Twitter, showcasing what makes each of the Avengers one of a kind.

The new featurette gives us an inside look at the struggles the Avengers face due to their lack of a power structure and how Avengers: Age of Ultron explores the character of each Avenger deeper than the previous film. Watch the new featurette below!

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.

As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

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 and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, 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.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in 2D/3D theaters nationwide May 1, 2015! Visit Marvel.com/Avengers, Facebook, and Twitter for more info!

Watch this feature Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron video where you’ll see the how this incredible team works together! There will be more exclusive content next week, so be sure to stay tuned.

Posted by Dr Pepper on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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Watch New Avengers: Age of Ultron Footage In New Extended TV Spot!

Avengers_Age_of_Ultron(PCM) Marvel Studios has revealed new footage from the highly-hyped and much-anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron in a new extended TV spot via IMDB today!

The extended TV spot features scenes not previously released over a stripped-down and creeped-out version of Pinocchio’s “I’ve Got No Strings”, check it out below!

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.

As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

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 and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, 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.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in 2D/3D theaters nationwide May 1, 2015! Visit Marvel.com/Avengers, Facebook, and Twitter for more info!

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Two New TV Spots For Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers_Age_of_Ultron(PCM) Marvels Studios released two new TV spots for Avengers: Age of Ultron, continuing to rev up the hype leading to the sequel’s May 1st release.

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.

As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon, stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye., Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, James Spader as Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon, and Paul Bettany as the Vision.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in 2D/3D theaters nationwide May 1, 2015!


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Get to Know Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in New “Super-Siblings” Avengers: Age of Ultron Featurette

AvengersAgeofUltronSCARLETWITCH(PCM) Marvel Studios released a new featurette for Avengers: Age of Ultron titled “Super-Siblings,” introducing the two new major characters to the Avengers: Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Director Joss Whedon introduces the new brother-sister team in the featurette, giving audiences a little information on their background and where they stand with the Avengers. Watch the new featurette below!

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.

As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon, stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye., Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, James Spader as Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon, and Paul Bettany as the Vision.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in 2D/3D theaters nationwide May 1, 2015!

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New Australian TV Spot for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers_Age_of_Ultron(PCM) Marvel Studios released a new TV spot for Avengers: Age of Ultron in Australia, and thanks to the beauty of the internet, you can watch it anywhere in the world, including below!

Clocking in at a quick 15 seconds, the new Avengers: Age of Ultron Australian TV spot proclaims that “earth’s mightiest heroes just got mightier” while showing flashes of an intense fight scene between Iron Man and the Hulk. Check it out below!

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.

As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon, stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye., Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, James Spader as Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon, and Paul Bettany as the Vision.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in 2D/3D theaters nationwide May 1, 2015!

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