Joss Whedon On Avengers 2 And Being The Marvel Godfather


Whedon bannerToday’s been a banner day for Whedon fans. We had the previous story about the S.H.I.E.L.D. show being set after the events of The Avengers and now this. Continuing the Marvel news and teases, Whedon spoke with MTV about working on The Avengers 2 script and overseeing the devlopment of the other Phase 2 films as the creative consultant for the Marvel cinematic universe.

First up Whedon said that he has an outline in place and that the Avengers 2 script should be done “in a couple months.” With the origin story of the super group out of the way, Whedon says he can now go deeper into the characters…with a scalpel to cause pain:

Don’t go bigger; go deeper. All of these people have met, so you have that out of the way. Now you can spend your time just digging in — and by digging in, I mean with a scalpel, to cause pain.

phase 2After that ominous statement Whedon switched gears and touched on the rest of the Marvel Universe. While he hasn’t seen a rough cut of Iron Man 3 yet he has read most of the scripts for the films coming up. You know things like Thor, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Nothing too big. The director says he tries not to get in the way of the other writers and directors:

I read all the scripts and I give notes on everything. I’ll look at cuts when they’re ready to show me. I’ll talk to directors if they want to. I try to make myself useful without being intrusive. I’ve gotten to be a part of all of them. That’s a dream job for a kid like me.

Whedon’s next project is directing the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot next week, then it’s full steam ahead with The Avengers. The writer has said several times that he wants to make a smaller, personal film for the sequel and it sounds like he’s already working out how to do that. What do you think? Are you ready for Whedon to “dig deeper?”

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Source : MTV