Marvel News: Joss Whedon Talks about Ultron; Tyler Bates to Score James Gunn’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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We have a few bits of Marvel news for you this afternoon.  In addition to talking about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Joss Whedon also touched on The Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Specifically, he explained his vision for the eponymous baddie.  Per EW:

“I knew right away what I wanted to do with him,” Whedon says. “He’s always trying to destroy the Avengers, goddamn it, he’s got a bee in his bonnet. He’s not a happy guy, which means he’s an interesting guy. He’s got pain. And the way that manifests is not going to be standard robot stuff. So we’ll take away some of those powers because at some point everybody becomes magic, and I already have someone [a new character, Scarlet Witch] who’s a witch.”

If you want to know why Whedon needs to pare down Ultron’s abilities, read this list of powers he has from the comics.  Also, Whedon’s statement regarding Scarlet Witch comes pretty close to confirmation that magic is a part of the movie rather than the interpretation of her ability to “calculate and control probabilities”.  Hit the jump for some Guardians of the Galaxy news.  The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens April 1, 2015.

tyler-batesJames Gunn took to his Facebook page today to announce that he would be reteaming with Tyler Bates to score Guardians of the Galaxy.  Moreover, he’s using Bates’ music on set rather than waiting for post-production:

Grateful to be working with my favorite composer, Tyler Bates, on Guardians of the Galaxy. Unlike most films, Tyler writes huge chunks of the score first so that I can actually film to the music. During action scenes and huge dramatic moments we blare the score on set so that the cast, crew, and camera can move in harmony with the music. Music is often an afterthought in film, but never for us. And everything Tyler’s done so far has been amazing!

I’m surprised at how excited I’m getting for Guardians of the Galaxy, but this along with the footage I saw at Comic-Con is making the movie one of my most-anticipated of 2014.

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  • Strong Enough

    haha Joss you wish you were half as good as Nolan. Nolan is GOD!!!!

    • Saltonstall

      Different kinds of filmmakers. Nolan is driven by ideas and themes, while Whedon’s stuff comes from character and dialogue.

      • Strong Enough

        don’t mind my copycats. they love me

    • JudgeMethos

      …he never compared himself to Nolan. Wtf?

      • Pk

        he’s just looking for an opportunity to troll for no goddamn reason

    • Lex Walker

      Nolan being God would make sense: his movies are full of plotholes, the Bible is full of plotholes. Their storytelling abilities are similar in that way.

      • Pk

        Just ignore that worthless douche

      • Strong Enough

        don’t mind my copycats.

      • Lex Walker

        I was wondering why “you” had signed in anonymously.

      • Ben Wigler

        And to that, I can say… Amen.

      • Pk

        good one

    • Strong Enough

      Also, does anybody know if there is a Chris Nolan impersonator that i can hire to come to my house, gather my family in the living room, drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “ACTION”? I’d really like that, in fact, i’m pretty sure that it’ll be the best birthday ever! I’m willing to pay $300 cash. $350 if he can make it taste like asparagus.

    • Strong Enough

      Also, does anybody know if there is a Chris Nolan impersonator that i can hire to come to my house, gather my family in the living room, drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “ACTION”? I’d really like that, in fact, i’m pretty sure that it’ll be the best birthday ever! I’m willing to pay $300 cash. $350 if he can make it taste like asparagus.

    • http://mysite.verizon.net/vzepr1xp/index.html unsean

      Yeah, when I feel the need to be depressed, I watch “The Dark Knight Rises,” which is probably why I haven’t seen it since it was in theaters.

      Now “The Avengers,” I have probably seen six or seven times, and still haven’t grown tired of it.

    • pinkincide

      Puny god…

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  • poppincherry

    the next AVENGERS will be just as blah as the last one.

    • Lovecraftlives

      Yea, just like you, asshole!

    • swaraj thor freind

      i like thor, avengers, u like

  • Vos_L

    “Also, Whedon’s statement regarding Scarlet Witch comes pretty close to
    confirmation that magic is a part of the movie”. LOL, it’s called “sarcasm”. He’s already said multiple times that she won’t have a magical basis for her powers.

  • pro346

    Considering all the mcu movies have had rather bland scores this might be the start of something new,,,,

  • Brenno

    back on topic, I think this is going to be a pretty sweet movie. A villain who can challenge the team mano a mano. Loki could be taken down too easy by most of the avengers. Ultron will make us ‘worry’ for the avengers in any toe to toe fight
    PS can the sub-standard troll’s who attempted to hijack this article go dive face first into a wood chipper. Thanks

    • GunzOfNavarone

      Like in Tucker and Dale Vs Evil?

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