Robert Downey Jr. has been talking about The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and discussing how many more Marvel movies he might have in him.
Speaking to Variety, Downey called The Avengers 2 “a very ambitious sequel” and paid tribute to writer-director Joss Whedon.
Referring to the superhero sequel as both dense and smart, he also hinted that Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye could have an expanded role in the movie, stating: “My 2-year-old is crazy about Hawkeye, and I think Jeremy has a lot to do with the plot.”
Variety also asked the 48-year-old about future Marvel movies, and his answer made it sound like he won’t be playing Iron Man for too much longer…
“You have to look at everybody’s age” he explained. “I’ll put myself at the top of the list. Sooner or later, they’ve got to start over and get somebody young.”
So do you think Downey Jr. can be replaced?
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“Playing someone who’s conflicted, and conflicted for the right reasons and doesn’t see the potential that they have and then starts living in accordance with a code is a great, old-fashioned theme,” Downey says in the clip. “But I hadn’t ever imagined that I could be involved in something that demonstrates it on this scale.” Fans will recall that it was the breakout success of “Iron Man,” Marvel Studios inaugural effort in 2008 featuring a character who didn’t have the mainstream awareness of the X-Men or Spider-Man that allowed Marvel to continue producing and developing their own films, all of which exist in a shared universe.
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Marvel Studios announced today that the highly anticipated super hero sequel Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will film key elements of the movie in the capital city of Seoul. Bringing production of this significant motion picture to Korea will create jobs for local extras, crews and vendors which will benefit the local film industry in South Korea.
“South Korea is the perfect location for a movie of this magnitude because it features cutting-edge technology, beautiful landscapes and spectacular architecture,” said Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios and producer of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” “We would especially like to thank the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) for making it possible for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ to come to Korea.”
“We’re very excited to have the production in Korea, and also expect this to serve as the footstep of many more opportunities yet to come,” says minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism of Republic of Korea, Yoo Jinryong.
In addition to Korea, where the number of fans of Marvel Studios’ films has grown since the release of “Iron Man,” the international production schedule for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” includes locations in London, United Kingdom, where the production will be based, as well as Johannesburg, South Africa; and Aosta Valley, Italy, with additional locations to be announced.
Directed by Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers”), the film returns its iconic cast, including Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man 3,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Chris Hemsworth (“Thor: The Dark World,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Thor, Mark Ruffalo (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Now You See Me”) as Hulk, Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner (“American Hustle,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,”) as Hawkeye, and Samuel L. Jackson (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Nick Fury. Joining the cast are Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Godzilla,” “Kick Ass 2?) as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen (“Godzilla”) as Scarlet Witch and James Spader (“The Blacklist,” “Lincoln”) as Ultron.
Set for release in the United States on May 1, 2015, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is produced by Kevin Feige. Executive Producers are Louis D’Esposito, Jeremy Latcham, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, and Jon Favreau.