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MCU Commentary #10 - Avengers: Age of Ultron - “Ever the Optimist”

Published March 8, 2019

Joe and Todd Reassemble for a movie commentary for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The guys talk about Aaron Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen's relationship prior to this movie and what they wanted to bring to their roles.

A connection to the Fox series 'Gifted' is discussed and a comparison between Quicksilver in this universe and the one in the X-Men movies.

The process of turning The Hulk into Bruce Banner is figured out in this movie and the guys discuss it, plus an interesting decision about his transition by the film makers.

Joe reveals the strategy to work around Scarlett Johansson's pregnancy during filming. An infamous actress auditioned for the role of Wanda (AKA the Scarlet Witch) and she is revealed on this podcast.

Joe corrects a previous statement about how Ultron was motion captured in a previous episode. They address a rumour about James Spader's health. More of Marvel's long game is revealed with the introduction of Andy Serkis as Klaue.

Joe uses physics to describe the power of Quicksilver. This movie's importance in setting up other MCU movies is discussed. Joe points out how Bruce Banner fought The Hulk in this movie. Joe pitches a dark turn for The Hulk.