1:29pm PT by Hilary Lewis
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' NY Screening: Mark Ruffalo, Aaron Taylor-Johnson Talk Keeping Secrets
Marvel superfans may be scouring the Internet for any hints of what's in store for the Avengers and their foes in Age of Ultron, but the actors behind the Hulk and Quicksilver told The Hollywood Reporter they found it easy to keep from spilling the highly-anticipated sequel's secrets.
Mark Ruffalo told THR at the party following Tuesday night's Cinema Society- and Audi-hosted screening in New York that it wasn't hard for him to keep from divulging what happens to his character while filming the highly-secretive movie because he was "sequestered in a small village where people didn't speak proper English."
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver) — who was accompanied by his Fifty Shades of Grey director wife, Sam — added before the screening that he was glad moviegoers would have the chance to be surprised.
"[It seems like] everything nowadays has got to have a leak or something has been let out, and what's wonderful about Marvel is you can go to the movies and actually see something that is a surprise — where you haven't read about it on blogs or someone hasn't given it away or what have you," Taylor-Johnson said. "I think it's great that the studio respected those secrets."
The Avengers were down a few members in New York Tuesday night, with only Ruffalo, Taylor-Johnson, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany stepping out to celebrate the film, which had its world premiere in L.A. two weeks earlier. The man behind Ultron, James Spader, was also nowhere to be seen.
But plenty of famous fans assembled at Manhattan's SVA Theatre to catch the latest chapter of the Marvel super team's story. Stars spotted at the New York event included Jennifer Connelly, 50 Cent, Darren Aronofsky, Donna Karan, Paul Haggis, Tom Arnold, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez, Caroline Rhea, Rachel Roy, Jenna Lyons, John Demsey, singer Rob Thomas, Bryan Greenberg and Jamie Chung, Nigel Barker, Orange is the New Black's Alysia Reiner, 12 Monkeys' actor (and Damages alum) Noah Bean, Marcus Schenkenberg and Albert Hammond Jr.
After the audience watched with rapt attention as the Avengers took on their foes, the star-studded crowd took over several rooms at Ian Schrager's unopened New York Edition hotel at 24th St. and Madison Ave. The still-under construction, library-like space featured two bars, a pool table, lots of candles and a few ladders and furniture covers. The hotel officially opens in mid-May.