Avengers: Age of Ultron Filming Wraps According to Joss Whedon

Avengers: Age of Ultron Filming Wraps According to Joss Whedon

Director Joss Whedon let us know Age of Ultron wrapped by tweeting an image asking "What the hell do I do now?"

Just last week, the Fantastic Four film reboot's Kata Mara (Invisible Woman) shared an image celebrating that filming has wrapped on the flick. Now, it's Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon's turn. Over on Twitter, Whedon tweeted an image stating "Avengers 2 wrapped. What the hell do I do now?"

Even though Whedon tweeted out asking what he'll do next (obviously in jest), I presume the director will dive right in to post-production work to make sure Avengers: Age of Ultron hits its targeted May 2015 release date. Either that, or maybe renegotiate his Marvel contract for Avengers 3 -- which I'm assuming is what fans want -- given that it's set to expire next year. In other Avengers: Age of Ultron news, you can read up on the film's story and dialogue details, or check out what Whedon had to say when asked about the JARVIS/Vision connection in the Avengers sequel. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has also spoken out on an anticipated Avengers/Guardians of the Galaxy team up as well.

Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and James Spader (Ultron) and is set for a May 1, 2015 theatrical release.

Source: Twitter via Collider

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Lots of time to make it shiny and perfect then! Excited for this, but can it live up to the great original? I bloody hope so.

I didn't know Fantastic Four reboot finished filming already. I didn't even know they were filming. I forgot it was supposed to come out next year. I thought it was releasing much later.

lee1287:
Lots of time to make it shiny and perfect then! Excited for this, but can it live up to the great original? I bloody hope so.

I think it will be better. Ultron is going to be a real villian. As fun as Avengers was, the Chitauri themselves were rather dull.

Nuxxy:

lee1287:
Lots of time to make it shiny and perfect then! Excited for this, but can it live up to the great original? I bloody hope so.

I think it will be better. Ultron is going to be a real villian. As fun as Avengers was, the Chitauri themselves were rather dull.

Yeah....but Loki was there. And he is always fun. I dont think any of the marvel villains have been particularly memorable except him. But they dont really need to be. I didnt much care for the dark elves in thor 2. They were simply an alien menace. But I loved the film anyway, because I wasnt there to see the villains I was there to see the heroes. Same thing with guardians. I couldnt care less about the kree/nova conflict (that was their names right >.>?), but I LOVED seeing the guardians on screen. Usually the good guy banter is a HELL of a lot more fun than a bad guy trying to be menacing.

tzimize:

Nuxxy:

lee1287:
Lots of time to make it shiny and perfect then! Excited for this, but can it live up to the great original? I bloody hope so.

I think it will be better. Ultron is going to be a real villian. As fun as Avengers was, the Chitauri themselves were rather dull.

Yeah....but Loki was there. And he is always fun. I dont think any of the marvel villains have been particularly memorable except him.

Oh. Ahem. Let me just... ahem.

I can't believe you could forget Red Skull as portrayed by Hugo Weaving! I've been waiting for him to reappear since he kind of was dissolved and probably dispersed throughout the universe thanks to the Tesseract.

I might be living under a rock, but it was revealed who was casted as Ultron? Must've missed that particular piece of news.

Avengers 1 baddies were boring (not Loki). But its was to build on the Avengers as a group and how they work together - Avengers Origin story i guess. So for Avengers 2, im hoping that most of the movie will be making Ultron and really interesting and deep character. I have a huge amount of faith in Joss.

Now what does he do now? Would love if he started on Avengers 3. Though i do wonder if he would want do something different. I wonder if he has any kind of pet project he would love to make? I think he earned it.

AgentLampshade:
I might be living under a rock, but it was revealed who was casted as Ultron? Must've missed that particular piece of news.

Ultron is being voiced by James Spader (it even says so at the bottom of this article :P)

Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor),Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and James Spader as Ultron for a May 1, 2015 theatrical release.

CriticalMiss:
Ultron is being voiced by James Spader (it even says so at the bottom of this article :P)

Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor),Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and James Spader as Ultron for a May 1, 2015 theatrical release.

Yeah, that's what I meant. Last I heard, there was still speculation Andy Serkis was playing Ultron. I didn't realise his casting was made public.

Hey, silly question maybe, but who is the Iron man wannabe in that poster? War Machine?

Broken Orange:
Hey, silly question maybe, but who is the Iron man wannabe in that poster? War Machine?

Looks like some version of Ultron or one of his robots. The source link right under the picture has got a bigger version.

Alex Co:
Even if Whedon tweeted out asking what he'll do next (obviously in jest), I presume the director will dive right in to post-production work to make sure Avengers: Age of Ultron hits its targeted May 2015 release date.

Maybe he'll make another modernized Shakespeare film in his home again.

A couple days after the first Avengers stopped filming, he and his wife were going to take a month-long trip to Italy, but then she was like, "Hey, why don't you make Much Ado About Nothing." Joss got all his people over to his home within a couple days and just twelve days later they wrapped on the film. He spent a couple seeks in Italy and then came back to do post-production on Avengers. After that he did the post on Much Ado and got it out to film festivals. Even did a road trip in an RV with the cast.

tl;dr - I'm sure Joss will just make another movie between wrapping Age of Ultron and editing it.

I think Wheedon should do something new and different for him. Perhaps a faux girl power character with little characterisation, snappy banter, borderline Mary Sue status, and daddy issues.

lee1287:
Lots of time to make it shiny and perfect then!

Are you kidding? The fact that they wrapped so early means the movie is going to suuuuuuuuck!

...Wait, I forgot that only applied to Fox.

tzimize:

Yeah....but Loki was there. And he is always fun.

Fun though he may be, he's kind of crappy as a threat. I know he's supposed to be a trickster, but he doesn't really do that well except in minor cases ("Are you ever going to not fall for that?"). Loki gets punked so often the Avengers should change their names to the Ashton Kutchers.

lee1287:
Lots of time to make it shiny and perfect then! Excited for this, but can it live up to the great original? I bloody hope so.

I think it can. Honestly, the original was very flawed, although I have to say I have come to dislike it with considerably less violence than I originally did. I don't imagine it will be hard for them to make a film that was at least as good as its predecessor.

What I'm curious to know is if they removed Ant-Man from the equation or if that movie is still going. I know there's been lots of news about the subject, but I don't remember what, if anything, was the final call from the studio on the subject.

Andy of Comix Inc:
I can't believe you could forget Red Skull as portrayed by Hugo Weaving! I've been waiting for him to reappear since he kind of was dissolved and probably dispersed throughout the universe thanks to the Tesseract.

Weaving's big thing with being Red Skull was that he would only do that one movie and wouldn't reappear.

OT: Isn't the big rumor now that they're handing the Avengers 3 reigns over to James Gunn?

Wheedon is looking very Ron Howard in that ghastly post processed image. Here's hoping he gets to make as many films as Opie.

Andy of Comix Inc:

tzimize:

Nuxxy:

I think it will be better. Ultron is going to be a real villian. As fun as Avengers was, the Chitauri themselves were rather dull.

Yeah....but Loki was there. And he is always fun. I dont think any of the marvel villains have been particularly memorable except him.

Oh. Ahem. Let me just... ahem.

I can't believe you could forget Red Skull as portrayed by Hugo Weaving! I've been waiting for him to reappear since he kind of was dissolved and probably dispersed throughout the universe thanks to the Tesseract.

Hm...memorable might be a bad word. Interesting is better. Red skull was definitely memorable, but he was NOT particularly interesting. The only bad guy from the marvel cinematic universe I feel has gotten some decent motivation, not to mention actual character development, is Loki. Thats what makes him great. He's actually a character, not just an evil threat. And he has a very intimate relationship with his hero. I thought that one of the best aspects of Thor 2 was to see how brilliant and touching the interactions between Loki and Thor was. How Thor WANTED to trust Loki, and how fantastic they COULD have been together...I loved that.

We didnt see much of that in Avengers unfortunately, as the screen time was occupied by the heroes....but thats ok. The heroes kicked ass :D

Zachary Amaranth:
I think Wheedon should do something new and different for him. Perhaps a faux girl power character with little characterisation, snappy banter, borderline Mary Sue status, and daddy issues.

lee1287:
Lots of time to make it shiny and perfect then!

Are you kidding? The fact that they wrapped so early means the movie is going to suuuuuuuuck!

...Wait, I forgot that only applied to Fox.

tzimize:

Yeah....but Loki was there. And he is always fun.

Fun though he may be, he's kind of crappy as a threat. I know he's supposed to be a trickster, but he doesn't really do that well except in minor cases ("Are you ever going to not fall for that?"). Loki gets punked so often the Avengers should change their names to the Ashton Kutchers.

Yeah...I guess you're right about that. But how would anyone be a threat really? I mean...not even the joker was a threat in Batman. You know batman is gonna win anyway. Even when its in Nolans terridark world. This is why I dont really care much about the villains in marvel. You're not there because you're wondering if the Guardians/Thor/Cap/whatever will WIN....you're there for the ride, or at least I am :P

Loki might not be as menacing as some other villains (although I found him suitably horrible in Avengers. The eye thing pops to mind), but he makes up for it with being an actual character with believable motivations instead of

RAAAAAAAAARGH I WANT TO KILL THE NOVA HOMEWORLD EVEN THOUGH MY GOVERNMENT IS NOT AT WAR WITH THEM!

or

HISSSS I WANT TO MAKE THE UNIVERSE DARK AND KILL EVERYONE (EVERYONE!) BECAUSE I LIKE DARK BETTER!

Boring. The interesting thing is what will happen to the heroes on the way to victory, AND in Lokis case...how he will turn out. I was actually hoping for a redemption story in Thor 2. That would have been AWESOME. If Loki redeemed himself and saved Thor in the end.

tzimize:
You know batman is gonna win anyway.

And yet, he was a more credible threat because he wasn't bitch slapped every five minutes he was on screen. There's a difference between suspension of disbelief and asking someone to buy into something for no reason.

We also knew that the Avengers would eventually get together (or "assemble," if you will), but watching Thor and Iron Man fight was freaking cool, even if we know they won't kill one another.

Hell, they could have done more to make Loki look like a competent trickster, at least. In the comics, often enough even when the good guys (usually Thor) win, Loki still wins.

Usually, movie Loki is more "haha, my cunning plan was to not completely die."

Woooow. What a genius.

Zachary Amaranth:

tzimize:
You know batman is gonna win anyway.

And yet, he was a more credible threat because he wasn't bitch slapped every five minutes he was on screen. There's a difference between suspension of disbelief and asking someone to buy into something for no reason.

We also knew that the Avengers would eventually get together (or "assemble," if you will), but watching Thor and Iron Man fight was freaking cool, even if we know they won't kill one another.

Hell, they could have done more to make Loki look like a competent trickster, at least. In the comics, often enough even when the good guys (usually Thor) win, Loki still wins.

Usually, movie Loki is more "haha, my cunning plan was to not completely die."

Woooow. What a genius.

To be fair I felt the entire final batman movie was about nothing BUT him being bitch-slapped. Not sure if you mean batman though, your post was a bit unclear to me.

That said, Loki got in some moves in the Avengers. And more importantly, I guess he DID win in Thor 2. (At least for now :P)

But I agree, as an accomplished trickster it would be cool if he was a bit smarter than he has been.

Ooooon the flip side, movieverse is not comicverse, and Loki might not be exactly the same character he is as in the comics. To me it seems his story has been more like this: (Obviously, spoilers)

Thor 1: Loki is a great trickster, mostly using his abilities for fun, and somewhat furthering his own ambition. After the shock of his heritage he becomes mentally unhinged. When people are mentally unhinged, they are usually not so level-headed :P

Avengers: Post-Thor, Loki just wanted revenge, and a simple kingdom to rule, and chose earth. His plan wasnt all that great, but maybe he didnt really know what he was up against, and he probably overplayed his hand.

Thor 2: Evolved even more, Loki has cooled down a bit, but when his step-mom (which he genuinely seems to care about, which I LOVED btw, it gave him so much more depth as a character) dies, he uses the opportunity to BOTH get revenge on the bastard that did it, AND 1upping Thor to take Odins place. This HAS to count for a pure win for Loki :P

 

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