Joss Whedon talks Avengers 2 villain Ultron

Inside the upcoming issue 210 of Total Film magazine, we’ve got a deluge of incredible exclusives and a complete Comic-Con round-up.

The issue’s out on Friday 2 August 2013, and feature tons of stuff that you’re going to want to check out, not least one Mr Joss Whedon discussing a little film he has on the horizon that’s recently been given the intriguing title, Avengers: Age Of Ultron .

Yep, at Comic-Con 2013 Whedon revealed the subtitle (and in doing so, the main villain) for The Avengers 2 , sending audience excitement levels through the roof.

We just so happened to bag an exclusive interview with Whedon after the big reveal, and we grilled him on the new character who’s set to be a nasty piece of movie AI to rival HAL and the T800. You can read the full feature inside the issue, but for now, here’s a sneak peek at what Whedon had to say about the superteam’s new foe…

“I was pitching Ultron before I took the job on the first movie. I was like, ‘I don’t know if I want to do this, but for the second one, you should totally do Ultron.’ Because he’s been a thorn in their side as much as any other character over the years and particularly back in my history.

“He was great. He’s somebody who can juice things up and he’s a real problem for the Avengers. That’s not always easy to find. It’s not like the Vulture is really going to give them a hard time for 20 minutes.”

Avengers: Age Of Ultron is set to open in the UK on 1 May 2015.

For much more from Whedon, pick up issue 210 of Total Film magazine, which hits newsstands (both real, for paper fans, and digital, for tablet devotees) on 2 August 2013.

Also inside the issue, you’ll find full Comic-Con coverage of the likes of X-Men: Days Of Future Past , The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , Edge Of Tomorrow , Guardians Of The Galaxy , RoboCop , and more, plus Chris Hemsworth, Halle Berry, Lena Headey, James McAvoy and Matt Damon. Seriously, you’re not going to want to miss this one…

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