Behind the scenes:

Scott Iwaniec

Avengers: Age of Ultron

I don’t think there’s one person in the world not looking forward to seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron. Its predecessor is among the greatest comic book films of all time, as it introduced a groundbreaking new way to serialize movies.

Aaron Taylor Johnson Iis Cast as Quicksilver/ AP Photo
Aaron Taylor Johnson Iis Cast as Quicksilver/ AP Photo

Its success is so powerful that all other rival studios in the genre are trying to imitate it. For the past few months, we’ve been hearing a lot of talk about casting, but since filming has begun, we are starting to see results. Early this past week, we got some behind-the-scenes photos and videos of Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye and the placeman for Ultron himself.

Hawkeye looks exactly as he did before, nothing new.

Meanwhile, Scarlet Witch is sporting a casual black dress and a red jacket. It’s not a superhero suit; it’s just regular street clothing, with the colors being obvious nods to the comic. This is universally very accepted among the fan base because generally, everyone agrees the stripper outfit and crown would look a little bit too goofy, even for the Avengers.

She is played by Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister to Mary-Kate and Ashley. The one that seems to be getting the most attention is Quicksilver played by Aaron Taylor Johnson (aka Kick-Ass). The reason why everyone is so focused on him is because he is the only character to appear in Avengers and X-Men films simultaneously yet has no connection to his other self.

We saw how ridiculous he looked in the new X-Men film, so how does this compare? For starters he does have white hair, which is essential. He’s wearing a gray/blue under-armor shirt, what looks like some black cargo pants and running shoes. Like his sister, he is wearing regular street clothing with some obvious nods to the comics, and a lightning bolt on the side of his shirt.

Personally, I love the way he looks. Aside from the fact Johnson is jacked to the size of Chris Evans, as an athlete I would wear his outfit on a regular basis. Some people claim he looks a little too ridiculous, but I feel those views will fade once we see him next to the rest of the Avengers. As I said before, Ultron has been seen, but it’s just the placeman wearing the mask for the actors to interact with before the GC is added.

Days later, we got our first look at Captain America. His suit is clearly modeled after the favorite suit in The First Avenger, probably due to popular demand. It’s not really much to talk about since we’ve seen it already. It’s great to watch the stuntman do some cool stuff on top of a moving tractor trailer, but again, nothing really groundbreaking.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is coming to theatres in Summer 2015.