By Being Smaller. More Personal, More Painful.: Joss Whedon On His Vision For The Avengers Sequel


With The Avengers premiere right around the corner, it’s no surprise that a sequel is already being planned.


Wait, slow down for us! Yes we  expected sequel plans for a blockbuster film and all, but I don’t want two heart attack! This time around while talking about The Avengers, Joss Whedon‘s vision, if he’s slated to direct again, for the sequel is to be smaller, more personal and more painful.

“By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself.”


Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo)

It’s safe to say at the moment that itl is to be more character driven in a sense of exposing the heroes’ personal weaknesses. We’ve seen the trailer full of amazing shots, action sequences as well as getting a feel for the story, but what about the characters themselves? Whedon stated he strived to give each character enough screen time to see how these heroes define themselves.

“I want to know what makes them tick, what makes them flawed, what makes them fight – and ultimately, what makes them awesome,” he explained. “I go to these movies for those moments when the heroes define themselves, either through action or deliciously overwritten speeches.”

The Avengers (titled Avengers Assemble in the United Kingdom) is an upcoming American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures1, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is written and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast, which includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Source : Digital Spy