Avengers 2 already has a casting call. That is probably the biggest surprise out of this news, simply because they just announced the title and the release is a little under 2 years away. But hey, Marvel plays it bold and moves quickly. In just a year we’ll all be getting blasted in the face with images of raccoons and Guardians of the Galaxy. Anyways, with this casting call, it appears to have some interesting tidbits about the film. Before holding this as fact and law, please remember that all of this information has been posted on ComicUI before today, more specifically about the theoretical creator of Ultron and the addition of Quicksilver/Scarlet Witch in the sequel. Let’s take a look at it.
Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Studios are now in pre-production on the upcoming sci-fi themed superhero feature film “The Avengers: Age of Ultron”, and casting directors are auditioning actors for starring, co-starring, and supporting roles. The film’s photo doubles and stand-ins for the starring actors, as well as general extras and featured background actors will be cast closer to the start of filming. The locations where outdoor principal photography will take place are in and around London, England. Indoor sound stage filming will take place at Shepperton Studios. Shooting begins in February, 2014.
In “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” Loki is gone and the new villain will be the evil robot Ultron, who has the ability to keep upgrading his own strength, making him extremely fearsome. Tony Stark/Iron Man becomes the unwitting creator of Ultron. The brother-and-sister team of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch become the seventh and eighth members of The Avengers. Quicksilver has extreme speed, while Scarlet Witch can cast spells and has telekinesis ability. Black Widow and Hawkeye will be key figures in the film.
All signs are pointing to Stark creating a villain rather than an actual troupe of space invaders. Again, please not all this information has been shared by Joss Whedon in his interviews in the past 2 weeks since SDCC. Nothing is truly new or exciting, except the fact filming starts in February. I hope we get some sick on set photos to keep us going through the long wait. Until we get a synopsis of the film in press release form from Joss or Disney or Marvel, please regard this as rumor, however likely it may be.
How do you think Ultron will be introduced in Avengers 2?
Source | Feature Film Casting