Avengers: Age Of Ultron news round up
The UK to get Avengers 2 early, Robert Downey Jr's set photo, Lou Ferrigno's return and more news from Joss Whedon's Avengers sequel...
Production is underway on 2015's eagerly-awaited Avengers sequel, Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Joss Whedon is directing again, and more news on the film is beginning to filter through.
Let's start with an on-set photo then, which has come from the freshly-minted Twitter account of Robert Downey Jr. He posted a picture from the set of The Avengers 2, alongside the film's executive producer Jeremy Latcham. The pair look very fetching in their safety jackets...
Next up? That's the unsurprising news that Lou Ferrigno will be back to help out with the movie. He provided the grunts and growls for the Hulk in The Avengers, and he's confirmed that he'll be doing so again. Mark Ruffalo will play the role on-screen, of course, but the original screen Incredible Hulk will be doing his bit too.
Then, Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch in the new movie, has been briefly chatting about the film. In particular, she's highlighting the heavy veil of secrecy over it. "Any time they give us a call sheet or any time there's a new draft, they have to shred our own papers", she told Flaunt. Admitting she was terrified of spilling secrets, she said that "I really just feel like I’m doing something that’s top secret and somehow has a lot more importance than anything else I’ve been around, so that alone is hilarious. I want to take a photo and send to my friends, not that I want to tweet or Instagram it, just for personal reasons - and I feel like I’m going to get in trouble if I take a photo on set".
Bet you a pound Robert Downey Jr wouldn't get in trouble, though.
One last thing: as has been commonplace with Marvel films, the UK is set to get Avengers: Age Of Ultron first. The UK release date has been brought forward to Friday April 24th 2015. The US still gets the film on May 1st 2015.
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