Joss Whedon took a brief time out from production of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” to check out the premiere of “Guardians of the Galaxy” in London the other night. Briefly chatting with Hey U Guys, the filmmaker revealed that ‘Ultron’ is set to sport four primary female characters:
“There are four prominent female roles in the center of the movie, and, I think, a more balanced presence throughout the movie. The guys are all there. There are more of them too. Hopefully it will satisfy everybody. I’m not trying to fulfil an agenda, but I am interested in men and women. I’m interested in grown-ups who act like children and dress like clowns and punch each other.”
The comment immediately raises the question – who is the fourth? Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) are the obvious first three. Beyond that though?
The site quickly followed up asking if Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, could be seen. Whedon reportedly made a ridiculous face for the camera and said: “I don’t have the facial reaction you’re looking for. I like her too. That’s all I can say.”
Meanwhile a new still from the film is out, this one showing Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) riding Harley-Davidson’s new electric motorcycle in the film – at the same time seemingly borrowing Captain America’s shield. The photo was released due to today’s introduction of Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire at Comic Con.