Marton Csokas on Changes Made to His Character from the Series to the Film: Well my recollection of Aeon Flux when I saw it, and I never looked at it since then and that was some years ago and I purposely didnt look at it for the film because my feeling was, I mean, I loved the series and I didnt understand or comprehend why that would want to be recreated. And I had a meeting with [director] Karyn Kusama who alleviated a lot of those concerns because her attempt and accordingly mine included at the same time were to take some of the themes and plant it in a more human world which is sort of obvious, really, given that that was animation and we are real people. And so that charmed me.
As for Trevor Goodchild, it wasnt in the screenplay. There are hints of what he was, and I was happy with that and I expressed those things at the first meeting and Karyn was in agreement with it, hence the darker hair and all that kind of thing. The sexual deviance - Id be lying if I said I didnt miss that; but we do have hints of it but in a more psychological way and therefore more human way, arguably. Or certainly to the extent that the animated series takes that sexuality.
Physical Preparation for the Role of Trevor Goodchild: Im Well to use this train of thought, Im more of the submissive than the dominant.
Does He Take a Beating?: Yeah. He takes lots of hits in several forms, yeah.
On Training for the Part: Ive done a lot of that kind of work before, anyway, and I was in good hands. But I would take lots of falls and you know, get shot three or four times and this sort of thing, so all that sort of stuff. And there are tussles with various characters. I like that kind of thing.
Marton Csokas on His Concerns About Being Involved in a Movie Where Fans Have Definite Ideas on How it Should be Done: Yeah, that was certainly a consideration but I think thats true of anything. Just like the book versus the film, or in this case the animated series versus the film. But hopefully, not having seen the end result, we will have arrived at somewhere different and the film will reside in its own world rather than an attempt to replicate. I mean, if we do that, we would have failed miserably.
On Working with Charlize Theron: Well, shes very professional and shes very efficient and shes very good at what she does. In this role, her physical adeptness and skills become very obvious - and her mastery of that. Shes very sensitive in her emotions, so to work opposite her makes for an easy exchange.
Any Special Memories from the Set of Aeon Flux? Not off the top of my head. I remember the falls. I remember being blasted into walls and s**t like that. Yeah, thats somewhere in my memory, my shaky memory. Repetition on things like that becomes quite painful because theres a degree If you do a stunt sometimes it can look like a stunt. Im relatively physically adept and I like throwing myself around. Once, twice, but then you get to nine, ten, eleven and to try and make it look realistic all the time, thats not very pleasant. But, because all the falls that I took werent meant to be pretty or articulate and grace and elegant and things like that, so those things I remember. And I remember Berlin. Berlin to me was the star of the film. I loved for six months that we filmed there.