On Tuesday director Joss Whedon assembled with the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron to discuss the new Marvel movie. On hand to discuss the film were Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Paul Bettany…
On on Avengers: Age of Ultron as a sequel…
Joss Whedon: There are restrictions, but a lot of the questions have already been answered, so you know going in what you have to work with. It’s a bit of a comfort actually.
On what excites them about coming back for the second instalment…
Jeremy Renner: I’m excited about hanging out with these degenerates.
Mark Ruffalo: Coming back to the world and seeing where these crazy people that we’re playing are headed. And knowing that Joss is going to take us there, to his own twisted psyche.
Robert Downey Jr.: Probably my first costume fitting; me surrounded by many full-length mirrors.
Chris Evans: Marvel has a done a great job at bringing a lot of the same people together, not just in front of the cameras, but behind the cameras. Coming back to as a group, it kinda feels like a family of familiar faces. It’s like a high school reunion or something.
Scarlett: Johansson: I would say I get most excited about reading Joss’ script. It’s the big pay-off after a long wait.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: I’m just excited to be a part of it.
Paul Bettany: Box office bonuses!
On a possible Black Widow film…
Scarlett Johansson: She’s a very slippery fish for her job, but when you get her, Natasha, she’s in herself, which is kind of cool… A Black Widow movie? That would be cool. I am always happy to put the catsuit back on.
On story arcs in Avengers: Age of Ultron…
Robert Downey Jr.: Hawkeye has a heck of an arc this time.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: It was great to dive into Mark Ruffalo’s character, to see such a sensibility in that beast.
Elizabeth Olsen: My favourite moment is the first time we watch Black Widow talk down the Hulk.
On the possibility of a Hulk movie…
Mark Ruffalo: [to Joss Whedon] Do you want to tell them?
Joss Whedon: No, you go.
Mark Ruffalo: I can’t.
Joss Whedon: Sorry, it’s too amazing!
Avengers: Age of Ultron is out in cinemas from 23rd April 2015.