Motion Capture Will Assemble Ultron
When it was first announced that James Spader would be the man behind Ultron in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, I thought:
“F*CK YEAH. He’ll do amazingly. Wait..how in f*ck will he be doing that exactly? Are they just using his voice or what?”
Well, if your thoughts have been anything like that, you can rest easy now, because James Spader himself recently sat down to speak with Inquirer Entertainment and he elaborated on getting ready to use motion capture:
“I have spoken to Joss Whedon about it. And yes, actually, just this weekend I went in for them to take very extensive photographs, head scans, body scans, and all kinds of things in preparation for figuring out how the hell I’m gonna fit in this Ultron character!”
That’s f*cking awesome if you ask me, since just utilizing James Spader’s voice wouldn’t be enough in my opinion (dude’s an amazing actor; use the whole of him, Marvel!) It also makes sense too, since the same technology was used to build Mark Ruffalo‘s interpretation of the Hulk in The Avengers. I also think it’s a tad bit more authentic that way and cuts down slightly on excessive CGI.
Other than that, we still have yet to know who will be creating Ultron. My money’s on Tony Stark, but I’m hoping it’s someone else
The Avengers Will Be “Taking it to the Streets”
Whatever that means.
But in all seriousness, Scarlett Johansson aka Black Widow (who has been everywhere this fall; see Don Jon, Her, and Under The Skin,) recently sat down to chat with Interview Magazine and elaborated on when filming will begin and provided a pretty cryptic statement on a little of what we should expect from the movie:
“We’ll ‘be shooting in January. I think we’re taking it to the streets this time , I think we’re going overseas.”
Granted, I’m excited to be hearing little tidbits like this regardless, but I don’t know how to take this. A lot of The Avengers ended up spilling into the streets (poor Manhattan); so, what I’m inclined to think by this statement is that maybe they’re going to go even bigger than that? Could we expect to see the kind of ridiculous collateral damage that is reminiscent of Man of Steel or the Transformers movies?
If that’s the case, I may be ready for this.
But I want to hear from you guys. What do you think about motion capture being used for Ultron and what are your theories on ScarJo’s comments? Sound off below!
Source: Screen Crush, Screen Rant
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- James Spader And Scarlett Johansson Talk Prepping For THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (comicbookmovie.com)
- ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’: James Spader on Ultron; Scarjo Talks ‘Taking it to the Streets’ (screenrant.com)