Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Joss Whedon On Avengers 2

Originally posted on Empire Online - 16 May 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Hero Complex

Slightly belated posting of this. I've also seen around the traps speculation the Whedon's next project could be Wonder Woman, though how likely that'll actually turn out to be is anyone's guess.

Joss Whedon On Avengers 2
'You know, I'm very torn...'

The Los Angeles Times got some time with Avengers director Joss Whedon just before the film's premiere two weeks ago, but only now has an intriguing titbit come to light online about the possibility of him directing Avengers 2.

“You know, I’m very torn. It’s an enormous amount of work telling what is ultimately somebody else’s story, even though I feel like I did get to put myself into it."

So for all you Whedon-lovers, that's the bad side of the coin – making these recording-breaking superhero movies takes it out of a man, it seems.

"But at the same time, I have a bunch of ideas, and they all seem really cool.”

...and there's the good side. What those ideas are, of course, remains to be seen, but for everyone out there who's keen for Whedon to do the now-confirmed Avengers sequel, it's not a done deal yet.

One thing we do know is that if the Avengers sequel is helmed by Whedon, he'd like more women to be involved. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly (with Scarlett Johansson), he's on the record as saying:
"Studios will tell you: 'A woman cannot headline an action movie.' After The Hunger Games they might stop telling you that a little bit. Whatever you think of the movie, it’s done a great service. And after The Avengers, I think it’s changing."
More women in big action movies? Sounds like a good thing – as does another Whedonesque Avengers 2, to be honest.
For more details on The Avengers and Marvel's ongoing plans for the characters that appear in it, be sure to listen to our Avengers spoiler podcast with Marvel studio head Kevin Feige below.