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Joss Whedon Discusses Ultron in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON; James Gunn discussed the score for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 11:27 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Two tidbits from Marvel’s two biggest upcoming releases have popped up online tonight.  First up, Joss Whedon discussed The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Particularly is vision for the titular robot 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.”

For those unfamiliar with Ultron, there is a reason that the murderous machine needs to have his powers pared down, check out his powers and capabilities here.

On the Guardians of the Galaxy front, director James Gunn used his Facebook page to announce that he would be reteaming with Tyler Bates to score the film.  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!

Guardians of the Galaxy is really starting to come together and I find myself extremely excited for this film. What do you think of Marvel’s upcoming slate of films.

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