‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ set photos: Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver in action

March 25, 2014 | 1:21 p.m.
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Elizabeth Olsen is seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Elizabeth Olsen is seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson is seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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"Avengers: Age of Ultron" films on location on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Joss Whedon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner are seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Actors are seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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General view of location of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" in Pont-Saint-Martin on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" in Pont-Saint-Martin on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson is seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" in Pont-Saint-Martin on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Jeremy Renner is seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

The Avengers are assembling in Italy.

Filming is underway in Europe on “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and new photos from the production showcase Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, as well as Jeremy Renner back in costume as Hawkeye. Also pictured is writer-director Joss Whedon. (Click through the gallery above for a look at the production.)

Whedon’s follow-up to his $1-billion-plus 2012 hit, “The Avengers,” will see the iconic team of heroes gather once more to battle the villainous Ultron (James Spader). It’s unclear how closely the film will tie to the “Age of Ultron” story in Marvel Comics, or whether Ant-Man (the protagonist in another upcoming Marvel film, directed by Edgar Wright) will be part of the film.

In the comics, Ultron is an insane, sentient robot that tries to destroy its creator, Dr. Henry Pym, the original Ant-Man.

Although the movie will visit select locations around the globe, the “Age of Ultron” film shoot will primarily be based in London at the country’s venerable Pinewood-Shepperton facility, the same sound stages that played host to Marvel’s recent hit “Thor: The Dark World.”

Meanwhile, one of the lead Avengers, Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers, will be back on the screen in a matter of weeks in the upcoming “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” due in theaters April 4.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the new film, based on a famous 2005 comic book story line by writer Ed Brubaker and illustrator Steve Epting, sees Evans’ unfailingly good Steve Rogers wrestling with the knotty realities of modern politics. The story picks up after the events of 2012’s “The Avengers,” with Steve having remained in the employ of S.H.I.E.L.D., occasionally teaming with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow on key missions. Yet even as he bonds with a military man named Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), Cap finds himself with few people he can trust as his past quite literally comes back to haunt him in the form of a close friend turned enemy.

“For Steve, it’s about what is right,” Evans told Hero Complex. “He’s relatively acclimated to the modern day — it’s not tech shock anymore, he’s not just like, ‘What’s a cellphone?’ It’s more about, given his situation, given the company he works for, what are we doing that’s the right thing? How much privacy, civil liberties are we willing to compromise for security? It’s pretty crazy how relevant it is right now.”

Can’t wait for “Avengers: Age of Ultron”? Are you looking forward to “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

– Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex

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2 Responses to ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ set photos: Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver in action

  1. Tony says:

    I really hope the costumes for Scarlet and Quicksilver are improved..really bad compared to what we "fans" of Comics love and identify with. Cheesy!

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