Category: Interviews

2018 Nov 06

Aaron visits Late Late Show with James Corden

Aaron visits Late Late Show with James Corden

Aaron visited last night the Late Late Show with James Corden, alongside fellow british actor Richard Madden. Check screen captures in our gallery, and watch an excerpt below:

2015 May 16

Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Future With Marvel Might Not Be As Clear As It Seems

We recently ran part of our interview with Age of Ultron co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, where he revealed that, even though his character Quicksilver died in the film’s finale, Marvel created an alternate costume for him that he would have worn had the studio allowed him to survive. In a separate podcast, Whedon revealed that Quicksilver almost was part of the New Avengers team that Captain America (Chris Evans) put together in the closing moments of Age of Ultron.

And now, I can share with you the fact that Taylor-Johnson hopes he can stay in the MCU… somehow. I asked him if he took the role of Quicksilver because he knew that it would be a one-and-done part, that he wouldn’t be locked into a lengthy Marvel contract, like other actors. And according to Aaron Taylor-Johnson, that wasn’t the case, at all. The actor told me during our exclusive interview:

No, because… I still feel like, you know, they were the best. I mean, I thoroughly enjoyed working on [this movie], and would love to do, I would love to being doing more movies with the guys at Marvel. Maybe there will be some case where that might happen. Again, I’m not sure, but…”

At that point, I pointed out that no one really dies in the MCU. Nick Fury and Special Agent Phil Coulson both “died” on screen, but found ways to return. Elaborating on that, Aaron Taylor-Johnson admitted to me:

I’d love to find what that loophole is, because I think they’re the best guys I’ve worked with in a long time, and yeah, you know, it’s cool.”

CinemaBlend readers suggested plenty of loopholes under our story about Quicksilver’s death. Many referenced “Project T.A.H.I.T.I.,” which resurrected Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) after The Battle of New York. Other fans pointed out the work of Dr. Helen Cho (Claudia Kim), who can generate human tissue – as she did for Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) – in the chamber that gave birth to The Vision (Paul Bettany). And still others mentioned the untapped superpowers of Quicksilver’s sister, Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen). Could she somehow resurrect her brother for a future Marvel movie?

All of this is possible. The MCU has invented numerous ways to bring characters back from “the dead,” and with the emergence of the Infinity Stones, the MCU will have even MORE options for possible resurrection. The bigger question is should Quicksilver come back. His death, while tragic, carried resonance. These heroes should be in some danger. There needs to be consequences. Put another way, if Avengers never die, what tension can be milked from pending events like the Civil War, or even the Infinity War?

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2015 May 16

Aaron Taylor-Johnson says it was a good decision for director wife Sam to leave Fifty Shades Darker

Aaron Taylor-Johnson says it was a good decision for director wife Sam to leave Fifty Shades Darker

He was instrumental in Sam Taylor-Johnson’s decision to direct Fifty Shades Of Grey.

But now Aaron Taylor-Johnson has said it was ‘for the best’ for his wife to not return to directing the sequel Fifty Shades Darker.

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron star told The Guardian: ‘Um … decisions just naturally happen. It isn’t about forcing anything. Sam certainly isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. But, you know, it’s probably for the best.’

Sam told the paper earlier this year, ‘for Fifty Shades I went in all guns blazing. I hadn’t thought through what, if I got the job… what I’d do. And at eight the next morning, they said, “You’ve got it, and we’re announcing at midday.”

‘I said, “Can I think about it?” and they said no. So I sat down with Aaron and he said, “Just do it.” It was like stepping on to a bullet train I’d only just got off.’

The first Fifty Shades Darker film still was released on Friday, showing Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in a black mask looking into a mirror.

Fifty Shades Darker will hit cinemas on February 10, 2017, while the trilogy will complete on February 9, 2018 with Fifty Shades Freed.

There were reports of friction between Sam and Fifty Shades writer E. L. James throughout filming as they clashed over creative control.

The first instalment was Taylor-Johnson’s first film in four years since Nowhere Boy, the indie flick which brought her and Aaron together.

They now live in LA with their two daughters, aged four and three, and another two, aged 16 and eight, from her previous marriage to the art dealer Jay Jopling.

Aaron admits that because of their financial security he is able to be selective with which projects to embark on so he doesn’t lose time with his children.

‘I know when I’ve missed too many school runs,’ the actor says, ‘We’re lucky that we have the financial luxury not to have to be working all the time.’

For his role as Pietro Maximoff (AKA Quicksilver) in the Avengers sequel, Aaron says ‘he got paid very nicely’.

‘The money didn’t have a major effect on me,’ he explains, ‘it was really down to spending time speaking to Joss [Whedon, the writer-director] and talking it over. It’s much more important to me to consider what I could do in the film and who I’m working with.’
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2015 Apr 28

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” Official Cast Interview

2014 May 09

Aaron Johnson Interview Round-Up

Aaron Johnson has done a round of interviews, so we have some material for you. In these interviews, he talks about his latest movies ‘Godzilla‘ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Says ‘Godzilla’ Final Cut Is ‘Epic’ –

Aaron Taylor-Johnson talks ‘Godzilla’ on Set

Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson Talk AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Working on the Accents, Thoughts on the Set Photos, and More


Continue reading Aaron Johnson Interview Round-Up

2014 Apr 09

Aaron Taylor-Johnson questioned Godzilla credibility

Aaron Taylor-Johnson doubted the credibility of a ‘Godzilla’ remake.

The 23-year-old actor – who will star alongside Bryan Cranston in the upcoming sci-fi flick – has admitted that he was sceptical about appearing in the film until he heardGareth Edwards was directing.

He said: ”My first thought was, ‘Really? Another ‘Godzilla’?’ [But] with someone like that behind it, you go, ‘Okay, let me see what he has to say…”’

The ‘Savages’ star also admitted that having worked with the ‘Godzilla’ cinematographer on ‘Anna Karenina’ and ‘Nowhere Boy’ convinced him the film wouldn’t be a flop.

He said: ”And then it was Seamus Garvey shooting it, who I’ve worked with a bunch of times now and he’s a fantastic cinematographer.”

Taylor-Johnson was also swayed by the star-studded cast which includes ‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan,Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche.

He added in an interview with Empire magazine: ”Then you get a list of people like Bryan, Lizzie Olsen, Juliette Binoche…And then you go, ‘Here’s someone who’s trying to push the boundaries of the blockbuster!”’

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2014 Mar 26

Aaron Taylor-Johnson on Bryan Cranston and the ‘intimate’ nature of ‘Godzilla’

Hitfix visited the set of the film, and chatted with stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Aaron claimed that “Godzilla” doesn’t feel much bigger than the small indies in which he’s appeared.

“When you think about Gareth Edwards and his ethos of working and what he’s done before, it’s really just as small and intimate as an independent would feel like,” the actor mused. “It’s very family-oriented in a sense. It’s a small group of people and we’re all working together to create. It’s great relationships with the filmmakers and producers and the cinematographer I’ve worked with before [Seamus McGarvey also shot “Nowhere Boy” and “Anna Karenina”]. It doesn’t feel like it’s on a huge scale and I don’t think I’ve really done much green screen considering the amount of special effects that will be needed. We’re shooting on location and they put it in afterwards. It’s not being shot in 3D. You don’t get a sense of this huge blockbuster type of feel, it’s got a raw energy. Raw and intimate.”

While audiences will get to react to Godzilla’s enormity and scaly visage, Taylor-Johnson and the rest of the cast (which also includes Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche) had to rely on their imagination — and trust Edwards’ vision.

“Yeah there was one time when we were on location…the first time we see the monster rise up,” Taylor-Johnson recalled. “And I remember saying to Gareth, ‘well how big is it then?’ And he says, ‘it’s about 300 feet. But then he’s really wide and the legs can come down here and here.’ And so we do that and I ask, ‘am I shocked?’ And he says, ‘no.’ It’s just working, you have to keep in touch. You can watch pre-viz, but he’s really great at being communicative and saying what he thinks.”

Like Steven Spielberg did in “Jaws” and “Jurassic Park,” Edwards will tease the audiences with glimpses of the beast here and there.

“It’s more from point-of-views and people’s perspectives of it,” Taylor-Johnson continued. “You’d be in a car and see it through the [window]. You’re a part of it, the audience. You’re starting to see it and then it comes on to TV screens or news channels. It’s trying to sort of break it [the direct look at Gozilla] up a bit so it’s not just, ‘here’s a great big monster fight.’ That sort of stuff is being developed as we go along. The pre-viz they did was pretty much the whole movie, but the art directors are still tweaking those creatures.”

Read more at hitfix.com