'The Avengers: Age of Ultron': Joss Whedon reveals why he chose the sequel's villain
Speaking with Total Film, Whedon offered up why it was important that the sentient and destructing-hungry Ultron made his appearance now -- and how long he'd been hoping for it.
"I was pitching Ultron before I took the job on the first movie," Whedon admits. "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."
It was important that Whedon find an antagonist that presents a true challenge for the Marvel supergroup. "He was great," the director adds. "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."
Do you think Ultron is the perfect villain for the Avengers to face in the sequel?