Joss Whedon’s Avengers proved to not only be the biggest comic book movie of 2012, but also one of the biggest and most profitable films in history. Needless to say, he set the bar pretty high and he’s got quite the job ahead of him in regards to keeping fans’ attention and making another great film. So how doe the director do that? Well, it’s no secret that Whedon has a tendency to take your favorite characters and dispose of them, much like he did with Agent Coulson.
While at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in Dublin, Whedon was promoting his latest film, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Naturally, the topic of the Avengers sequel came up and Whedon made a rather harrowing promise. Here’s what the director had to say when asked about the philosophy he was going to take with the second film:
“Death, Death and more Death!”
Rather straightforward I’d say. Now, this response begs the question of whether Whedon means one or some of the characters won’t be making it to a third film or if the character of Death will make an appearance. It is likely that the Mad Titan himself, Thanos will be the main baddie for Avengers 2, and as comic fans know, Thanos has a bit of a relationship with this character. This was also hinted at in the closing credits scene of the first film.
If Whedon follows his usual trend, I thing we could see a little bit of both. The director is currently putting a script together for the film, while Marvel Studios is gearing up for the launch of its Phase 2 films, starting with Iron Man 3 in May and Thor: The Dark World later this year. Captain America: The Winter Soldier will also begin shooting this year.
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