Ahead of Saturday's highly-anticipated Marvel Studios' panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Entertainment Weekly got James Spader (Ultron), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America) of Avengers: Age of Ultron together for a panel-style discussion of their forthcoming movie together and Spader's motivations as Ultron. Here's the video:
When asked about the ethos of Ultron, Spader said that he sees the Avengers "as being part of a problem, a more comprehensive problem in the world."
"He sees the world from a very strange point of view because he’s brand new, he’s very young," Spader explains to EW. "He’s been self-created during the first act of the film, and then he—he sees the world around him from a very biblical point of view. Because he’s been able to upload an enormous amount of intelligence and so on, and that’s also been fed into him as well."
Given he's relatively young in terms of his "birth," Spader says that Ultron is "immature" and "probably self-absorbed."
The talk then turns to Hemsworth and Evans, the latter of which quipped when it was mentioned the numerous costume changes Captain America has gone through in two solo films and now two Avengers movies.
"Yeah, they always do the new costumes," Evans said. "It’s too bad, because I really liked the old costume."
Evans describes Steve Rogers leading into Avengers: Age of Ultron as lost, as he was happy being "kind of a cog" in the wheel that is S.H.I.E.L.D. before its collapse in Captain America: The Winter Soldier -- something his teammates will have to deal with as well.
"And now that the Avengers don’t really report to anyone, they report to each other," explains Evans, "it’s a different dynamic for him and he’s trying to figure out where he fits in that."