Avengers 2: Age of Ultron Will Be Darker, Says Scarlet Witch
And you thought the Chitauri army released by Loki to wreck havoc on New York City was grim. According to Elizabeth Olsen, who plays the Scarlet Witch, the highly anticipated sequel to the superhero-packed blockbuster will be even more darker than the original.
Avengers: Age of Ultron will bring back all of the familiar faces from the original -- Iron Man, the Hulk, Hawkeye, Captain America, Thor and Black Widow -- but it will also bring three new superheroes into the franchise. The film's director has confirmed that the upcoming sequel will add The Vision (played by Paul Bettany), Scarlet Witch (played by Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson).
If you keep up with summer blockbuster movies as much as I do, you might recall seeing two of the three new superheroes in another movie: Godzilla (2014). Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson played a husband-wife duo in the latest redux of the Japanese monster classic film, Godzilla. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Olsen and Taylor-Johnson will once again be paired up. This time as a brother-sister superhero duo. Scarlet Witch (Olsen) will have telekinetic powers and the ability to cast spells, whereas Quicksilver (Taylor-Johnson) can move at superhuman speed.
In a recent interview, 25-year-old Elizabeth Olsen hinted that the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron will be darker than the first.
"I'm a huge fan of the first and hopefully it can provide the same excitement, but add a little bit more darkness. It is a little harder than the first one," said Olsen, who plays the Scarlet Witch.
According to reports, Iron Man (Tony Stark played by Robert Downy Jr.) will have a bigger role in the upcoming Avengers sequel. His Stark Tower will serve as the base of operations for the superheroes, and it's also where he controls and operates his army of iron man drones. Will Stark Tower play a role in the plot of Avengers: Age of Ultron? It's probably safe to say it will, but to what degree we don't know.
Currently, Avengers: Age of Ultron is scheduled for a May 2015 release. With that said, I wouldn't go cancelling any summer 2015 vacations just yet, because there's always a chance of the release date getting pushed back. This happened with the upcoming Batman vs Superman movie, and it could very well happen with Avengers: Age of Ultron.