With the premiere of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” tonight and the press for it in full swing, a bunch of information about both “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and Marvel films in general has started coming out from various press conferences and interviews. Amongst the facts gleaned:
The fact that Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) hasn’t appeared in any previous Phase Two film will be addressed in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and both he and Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk will have “very big parts” in the follow-up as the pair didn’t get their own standalone films.
Asked if Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson could appear, Feige says “I probably shouldn’t answer for any number of reasons.” He also confirmed Anthony Mackie’s Falcon will NOT appear in ‘Ultron’ – something Mackie himself suspected as much this week in a recent interview.
Feige confirms Scarlett Johansson’s pregnancy did NOT lead to any rewrites of the script, but some of the film’s schedule has been shifted around. Despite those comments, Anthony Mackie says he’d heard that Joss Whedon is doing rewrites of some sort.
Finally, is Paul Bettany playing Vision in the film? “I don’t think we’ve officially said anything. But other people said things.”