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"Ultron" Half Over, "Batman" Recruits Army

By Garth Franklin Thursday June 5th 2014 05:56PM
"Ultron" Half Over, "Batman" Recruits Army

Filming on Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has slid past the halfway mark and director Joss Whedon has joked on social media that he thinks he's "holding up better than usual".

One of the film's stars, Mark Ruffalo, has also spoken with Total Film about motion capture work for the film as Hulk, confirming his character has a bigger presence this time around:

"[My role's] even bigger than last time, and it's more complex and it has more layers and a bit more arc. I'm really tripping on the technology of this motion-capture stuff... now I just completely embrace it and see it as this other exciting place we can go as performers."

In news of another superhero project, filming is also underway on Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" in Detroit. Man of Steel Fanpage reports that approximately 8,500 extras are being gathered together for a sequence to be filmed later this month.

Said gathering ties back to a casting call in April looking for men and women that fit the mild of "military and business executive types". Only those who have actual military background are apparently being called up, but they want a LOT of them.

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