Joss Whedon ‘Almost Done’ Writing ‘Avengers 2′ Script; Says ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Needs ‘Spectacle’

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Marvel shared universe architect Joss Whedon has a busy three years ahead of him. In addition to coordinating tie-ins with other upcoming Marvel properties – Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy – the fan-favorite filmmaker is tasked with launching a successful S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series spin-off for ABC while also writing and directing a follow-up to the biggest box office success of all time.

Understandably, expectations for The Avengers 2 are already very high – especially considering the film could go see competition from DC’s Justice League movie at the 2015 summer box office. Nevertheless, with 2.5 full years of development still to go, Whedon claims he’s nearing completion of his Avengers 2 script – and maintains that fans can look forward to deeper insight into the superhero team.

Speaking with MTV, Whedon confirmed that he’s nearly finished writing:

 “I’ve done the outline, I’m writing the script now and so the script should be done in a couple of months. I’m pretty excited about it, I have to say.”

Part of his excitement comes from being able to cause trouble for his previously assembled Avengers – as the director claims that we shouldn’t expect a “bigger” film but we’ll get to see a “deeper” character piece.

“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.”

The Avengers ILM Featurette Joss Whedon Almost Done Writing Avengers 2 Script; Says S.H.I.E.L.D. Needs Spectacle

We don’t yet know exactly how Whedon intends to complicate the established character dynamics – given that certain moments of Avengers-infighting were criticized for being a bit too heavy-handed (most notably the lab argument scene). That said, it’s easy to imagine that fallout from the various Phase Two movies along with fresh faces (most notably a group of Guardians of the Galaxy) could help stir things up.

Regardless of Whedon’s methods, it’s hard to imagine that the painful scalpel treatment won’t also equal higher stakes (and subsequently bigger set pieces) in part two. Especially considering the heroes are expected to face-off against formidable super villain Thanos – in place of a generic (albeit vast) army of Chitauri soldiers/superhero-fodder.

Still, Whedon is clearly aware that he raised the superhero action bar – a point that comes up when he talks about the need for “spectacle” in the more grounded (i.e. not-so-superhuman) S.H.I.E.L.D. series:

“You’ve got to bring a little bit of spectacle to it. It’s got to be bigger than your average cop show. But at the end of the day it’s about the peripheral people. It’s about the people on the edges of the grand adventures. The whole point of this show is that even with all these big things, the little things matter. So it’s about people who don’t have super powers. There will be some people with powers, there will be effects, the spectacle of science fiction story telling, but all played on a very human/small level.”

Tied to the record-breaking success of The Avengers (along with the growing shared movie universe), S.H.I.E.L.D. isn’t likely to be a tough sell and could cull an enormous pilot viewership. That said, Whedon and ABC have a tricky road ahead of them – given that balancing grounded human stories in a superhero universe (on a television budget) will be challenging. Similar shows like Heroes and Smallville started off strong but struggled to find a good balance between characters and the “spectacle” Whedon mentioned. DC’s recent Arrow took a different route and has yet to introduce any “powered” cast members – to its credit. As a result, S.H.I.E.L.D., which occupies a human-focused story in a super-human world, is in somewhat uncharted territory.

Marvel SHIELD Pilot Agent Coulson Joss Whedon Almost Done Writing Avengers 2 Script; Says S.H.I.E.L.D. Needs Spectacle

As for what comic book movie lovers can expect from the rest of Marvel’s lineup, Whedon didn’t offer any specifics but was happy to report that all of the phase two Avengers tie-in projects are coming together – and that he hasn’t had to step in and do any major restructuring:

“It’s been pretty equal. 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 point about being “useful without being intrusive” should come as a relief to readers who are still bitter about Jon Favreu’s experience working with Marvel on Iron Man 2 – which is considered to have suffered from all of the shoehorned pre-Avengers material. Based on Whedon’s comments it sounds as though the collected roster of Marvel directors have a lot of creative freedom (as much as you can have when you’re movie is instrumental in a multi-billion dollar shared universe).


Follow me on Twitter @benkendrick for more on The Avengers 2 and S.H.I.E.L.D. as well as future movie, TV, and gaming news.

Iron Man 3 releases May 3rd, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8th, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4th, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1st, 2015 and Ant-Man on November 6th, 2015.

The S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show is tentatively aiming for a Fall 2013 premiere.

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  1. Seems crazy right??? That he’s almost done with it already. In the words of Bart Scott, “CAN’T WAIT!!”

  2. I would love to see a Life Model Decoy of Coulson in the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show…along with probably a million other fans…

    Maybe he could be the beta-test unit or something like that.
    Stark took his death rather personally in the movie, and he had that line in the beginning of the Avengers where he answers the phone as a Life Model Decoy, so maybe there’s some opportunity there.

    It would also be cool to see the occasional cameo of one of the Avengers in the TV series. Like an episode where the Agents have to guard Thor’s Hammer or something (not that anyone can pick it up), and he shows up at the end and just grabs it with a smile and leaves.

    • I agree 100% because this is supposed to be an organization that lives within a world of superheroes, so I think if NONE of them are ever around the show may not be as good as I hope it is! I dont want the avengers in every episode but just once in a while to show that they are still around and are still helping shield, it would be kind of cool to have black widow and hawkeye in a cpl episodes, Maybe they can get their back stories in the shield tv show instead of a feature film that we all know is not going to happen! You really dont need too many FX with them 2 anyway, so I think that could work while keeping the average person involved in the MCU!!

      • The problem is, those actors are EXPENSIVE. Plus they are not agents of Shield. They are individual people who have their own lives and their own antagonists. Fury, Black Widow and Hawkeye should return for the show and that is it. They are actual agents of Shield. However, they still don’t have the budget to drop on making them regulars… or even to show up once.

        • Sam Jackson has expressed his interest of being on the show, so at least we have one of those actors who WANTS to do it.
          And also, SLJ would pretty much do any movie/voice-over work no matter what the pay check is lol, so I think there’s a good chance we’ll see him in the show from time to time (hopefully).

    • The only problem being a lot of those actors get a lot of work, plus they don’t work for free so that means more money needed to pay them, a lot more money. I don’t think The Avengers characters are even needed since in the comics they always seem to be too busy with something else going on.

      This would just be the stuff going on in-between the major events in the canon. A problem I think this show will suffer is when they try and write enemies the characters can face that are a big enough threat for the show to have some level of conflict but not so much that you have people asking “So why didn’t Tony Stark or Steve Rogers just fly in and save them?” I’d like to see some Marvel villains who could fight Shield,

      I’d say they should use Taskmaster and The Hood a season 1 and 2 main villain. Use villains that don’t really have powers or have powers but maybe are not being used in the movies. Maybe you could even use the show to establish the villain. So The Hood appears in the show, he’s defeated by Shield and then has it in for them maybe you could wait till you can have a cameo by Chris Evans or Robert Downey Jnr and have their respected characters put him off from trying anything.

  3. Can’t wait for The Avengers 2!!! The first was awesome!!!

    • Hells yeah man

  4. The first was ok so the second should be better now we know the team and have them established.

    I’m gonna imagine the deeper stuff is gonna be something like Stark still feeling the effects of IM3, Thor dealing with the consequences of whatever happens in his movie, Cap down over the fact his best friend not only was alive all this time but assassinated people willingly for “the other side”.

    Factor in the SHIELD tv show and the only one who possibly won’t be such a Debbie Downer could be Hulk and they have to deal with the Thanos threat at the same time (plus whoever the actual main villain will be) and the introduction of the Guardians….

    I’m gonna call it now.

    War Machine will replace Iron Man in the lineup and we’ll see some new Avengers joining him, Hulk, Thor and Black Widow while Cap jumps in out of loyalty to the group to put his personal feelings aside.

    I see The Avengers 2 more as a set up to Thanos’ proper introduction during Phase 3 and a continuation/merging of the individual losses and personal sacrifices we’ll see in Phase 2 while new members take their places temporarily.

    I’m still also thinking we’ll see Dr Henry Pym arrested at the end of a Phase 2 movie, asked in the post credits of The Avengers 2 if he wants to redeem himself by helping them out and working for SHIELD, leading towards Ant-Man later that year.

    • Stark is gonna join the GOTG, thats how they will be introduced to the avengers! He may even die in A2 because his contract is gonna be up and they need a fitting end for IM… or he just leaves earth at the end of the A2 to become a permanent member of the GOTG!! I really hope they dont kill IM but something has to happen, unless of course he signs on for a cpl more movies! but there is NO WAY stark would retire the IM suit because his ego is so big, but I do also think that pepper is gonna die in IM3 so maybe that is where he will feel he has nothing left on earth and does the guardians thing!!!

      I CANT WAIT to see what they have in store for RDJ and his IM character! to me that is a big part of this next phase in the MCU

    • I could agree with what you said up to the point of “I’m still also thinking we’ll see Dr Henry Pym arrested at the end of a Phase 2 movie”… Why in heaven’s name would Pym get arrested?? The only time he ever got arrested was when he got manipulated by Egghead to steal stuff, and that was waaaaayyyy after the Avengers were founded. Either they would completely scrap the storyline, or you need to revise your classics, my friend ;-)

  5. With all the things we’ve heard so far, granted its not much, but I have a hard time believing Thanos is the Avengers 2 villain.Phase 2 is looking to be shaping up nicely. Can’t wait to see this unfold…

    “Don’t go bigger, go deeper”

    “It will be a more personal story”

    Those two things alone sound like Ultron to me. Not only that, but Thanos is supposedly the villain in GOTG. It just sounds to me like Pym will create Ultron and he will turn evil. It wouldn’t be able to get more personal, and deep than that, right?

    • That is true, and honestly Ant-man/Giant-mans introduction in A2 isnt out of the question, even though Henry-Pym headlined Tales to astonish for a while, he is also one of the avengers with the most membership time on his hands, almost more than cap, same with the wasp. and Ultron did originate in the pages of the avengers. Though I do want to say, I dont see Pym as a sheild lacky, he was originaly a hero due to a sense of loyalty to protect his country, and in honor of his first(murdered wife). Actualy of the current heroes we have, he is the only one who did NOT have a tradegy result in his powers(it was his motivation for making the costume and fighting crime, but he was originaly making the formula to help the old US of A. now how it will turn out who knows, but we will have to wait and see

      • Agreed! But I would point out that losing your wife in such a tragic way is actually considered “a tragedy” ;-)

        But you’re right, I don’t see him as a SHIELD lackey, especially if we take into account that the “friend” that Eric Selvig was talking about in Thor is indeed Pym (as sort-of confirmed by Marvel), he actually warned Eric to be careful and not trust them, or something like that. I don’t see him willingly go work for them. At the time, I thought that, knowing Fury, he probably wanted to take one of Pym’s inventions and turn it into something more violent that was not to Pym’s liking. I don’t know, like… turning an inoffensive A.I. into a robotic super-soldier devoid of conscience? ;-)

        • I know also, it may not involve ultron, I am up for him just being a lab robot that revolts(though what you said could possibly happen), however it could also be that he had made an invention for them that they abused, then decided to not give them his shrinking formula, and got on their bad side. also costume-wise, it will proably start out with a variant of classic, and he will become Giant-man near the end of the story, however in later movies we could quite possibly see Goliath, and Yellow-jacket, then the final identy we end up seeing him in again is Goliath, but who knows how htis will al tur out. But I do think most of us will agree, we want to see hte Black Knight in-movie! (and I recognized the mention too right away :p)

          oh and he is not a criminal, well Henry Pym isnt at least…. welll there was the whole yellow jacket incident, but thats another issue…. even though scott Lang ant-man 2 was…. and kinda 3(he stole the suit and was a sleazy Shield agent)

  6. “given that team-infighting was criticized as one of the weakest elements of The Avengers.”

    How was that one of the weakest elements of the movie? With all the different personalities in one room, how could they avoid conflict with each other? That was one of the best parts of the movie for me.

    One of my favorite scenes was between Stark and Cap when they were arguing and Stark said: “A hero? Like you?… You’re a lab rat, Rogers. Everything special about you came out of a bottle!”

    And it’s true. Cap is a great guy and all, but he’s nothing without that lab experiment, and the same goes for Stark and his suits of armor.

    • I agree, I didn’t get the sense the infighting part didn’t go over with audiences either. I was fine with it.

    • I was speaking specifically about the scene where they are all directly fighting with the spinning rotating upside scepter shot. Not the side moments of tense banter. A lot of readers found that one scene to be forced and the characters came across as petty – which, led to a monstrous debate about whether or not they were under the control of Loki’s influence.

      I’ll update the sentence to make it a bit clearer.

      • I loved the part where stark wanted to lnow if black widow was above or below angry bees on the threat list!! If you can catch the little comments in that argument some of them were classic, Especialy THAT LINE!!!! IT IS CLASSIC TONY STARK!

        • he actually meant that about Cap. he was arguing with him at the moment, not Black Widow :)

          • maybe your right! I know he and cap were arguing at the time but BW was the one that mentioned they were all on a threat list so Stark asks her if she was above or below angry bees! so maybe your right maybe your not but I think IM knows that cap is a bit more dangerous than angry bees! but he has always messed with BW, so I still think he was talking to her.. Either way I still love that line!!!

      • I’ve always been under the impression that during that scene, The Avengers weren’t under Loki’s “control” per say, but because of the way the scene was shot (camera rotating upside down and focusing in on the scepter) it implied that they were being manipulated and influenced by Loki’s powers/the scepter.

        So basically what I got from it was that Loki didn’t get into their heads and go “I order you to fight your teammates!”, it was more like “You don’t really like your teammates do you? Maybe you should express your dislike towards them… rattle the cages a little!”

      • I think that it was pretty obvious that at least Banner was under some kind of influence. He and Loki looked each other in the eyes a bit too long. And Banner rubs his eyes after that. Also, I think that the cepter had some kind of effect on the others in the lab as well. Like the mood slime in Ghostbusters 2.

    • YES THIS.
      That argument or even those moments of snide comments between the team was not in anyway a WEAK moment/point.

      It was a perfect one. Why? Because how can you not have that, when you have 6 or more COMPLETELY different personalities in one room? Not to mention, that were all more or less force to be together. It’d be way too unbelievable to have them suddenly get along and everything. NO. The arguments were needed for the end where they all came together as an ACTUAL team.

    • “And it’s true. Cap is a great guy and all, but he’s nothing without that lab experiment, and the same goes for Stark and his suits of armor.”

      I don’t agree. There is more to someone than sheer brute force. Cap has proven himself to be an exceptional leader, regardless of the serum that was given to him. He just gained more confidence to act on his instincts that was, because no one used to take him seriously. And he doesn’t fight just for te fun of the fight. He fights for the greater good, for justice and for those who cannot fight for themselves.

      Cap has guts, and a huge heart. He was born this way, and it’s not the serum that made him a great hero. He always has been. It’s what’s in your heart that makes who you really are :-)

      • lol. When did prove himself to a great leader? It wasn’t when he came up with that half baked idea to get caught by Red Skull and pray that plot has enough conveniences for everything to fall into place or that montage of him kicking front doors down or when he stopped everyone in The Avenger’s to tell them to pretty much continue what you are doing.

        Cap in the movies has been portrayed as a great Steve Rogers, a naive virgin who is obsessed with a date, but he hardly exampifies anything close to a great veteran soldier of WW2.

        • Actually, I was talking about the character of Steve Rodgers in general, not specifically the way he was portrayed in the movies. Still, I don’t completely agree with you, although I admit his portrayal in The Avengers is somewhat toned down from what we know of Cap.

  7. wow his already almost done the script? dam

  8. Phase 2 is going to be amazing!!!

  9. maybe whedon’s rushing things and the stakes are going to be even higher, he has 2 whole years he shouod relax and use them…

    • He can’t.

      He’ll be done with the movie in mid-2014 and spending the rest of that time on post-production, editing, that sort of thing.

      Similar to Tropic Thunder being in the can a year before release. All movies have that period of work long after filming but long before release too.

      Plus you have to remember, the other movies lead into Avengers 2 so if he gets Avengers 2 written now, he can edit, rewrite where necessary and also show it to the people that aren’t yet filming a Marvel movie so that continuity isn’t all over the place.

      • makes sence

  10. It’s MARVEL vs. DC for 2015. The wait is over in two years when the two comic titans facing of at the box office of course. I hope MARVEL and DC share the information for witch main villains they are going to use. There are too many similarities between Thanos and Darkseid. I for one will let DC use Darkseid they used it first in the comic books. It looks like 2015 will be a super hero year.

    • YOUR FUNNY SOLOMON…. DC will nEVER get that movie off the ground and IF they do it will NOT be done by 2015!! IF IT IS IT WILL FLOP because everything that I have read they dont have a CLUE as to what they are doing yet, I think they need to take their time and get it right or we be be hearing of Marvel buying out DC because they will be worth NOTHING if they blow YET ANOTHER DC CBM< I for one want them to get it right and done in a manner as to be worth running against marvel not running against the wind as they have done in the past with their CBM's! they seem to go backwards EVERYTIME they make a comicbook movie and I will not even pay money to see one at the theatre anymore because they have been so lackluster

    • I’m sure DC is very relieved that you will let them use Darkseid :)

    • They could both use them. Besides Marvel had these plans for the movies way before DC. I don’t think The Justice League is going to happen for a lot of reasons.
      1) The green lantern movie sucked, WB should replace the actor (Ryan Reynolds doesn’t even want to play Green Lantern) with somebody else like with The Hulk and upgrade the SFX on the suit.
      2) The Dark Knight Rises needed to have Batman going up against a super-natural threat to introduce the idea of unrealistic elements that way audiences are introduced to the idea of Batman being a grounded character living among gods.
      3) Warner Bros don’t seem to have any direction what so ever. I doubt they could make a superhero team movie which sucks since I’d like to see a Justice League movie.
      4) For this to work the movies needed to imply that they existed within one another. It’s not that big a deal but still it’d make things easier
      5) WB always seem to be too self aware, as if they think The Flash and Wonder Women wouldn’t work on the big screen. Hell yeah they would! They could get a high profile female actress to play Wonder Women. They should just make sure to use the least Misogynistic costume to avoid controversy.

      A Justice League movie could work, I just doubt WB has what it takes to make it work.

  11. This news sounds good. The Avengers was ground breaking for the comic book movie genre. The only thing I would have changed would be to have the Chitauri soldiers change form to look like regular humans and disappear into the population instead of just collasping once the ship had been destroyed. This could have set up a secret wars type senario that could have played out over later movies. The Chitauri in the Utlimate animated movie universe could change forms so this makes sense. Other than that Avengers was a nice set up for the Marvel movie universe and I look forward to see where they go from here. They also need to introduce Black Panther for phase 3!

    • Ok, that Chitauri idea is legit.

      Because, having the Chitauri turn into humans/humanoids actually would cut down on the budget (which, if I remember correctly, was an issue in TA and lead to the weak third act final battle). They could literally hire scale pay extras for that, and build out what the Chitauri do much more than in TA.

      And, just seeing what a human invasion from the inside out would look like sounds awesome.

      Does Marvel have anywhere fans can submit ideas for things, b/c they should seriously consider your suggestion or something along those lines.

      • I don’t know of anywhere fans can submit ideas. They would most likely be flooded with ideas.

        However, they probably have people who read these websites. Maybe Mr. Whedon can incorporate a similar idea into Avengers 2.

        They still have to deal with what to do with the Chitauri army since they are working for Thanos. Maybe they can show Nick Fury studying footage from the battle of New York and notice that not all the Chitauri fall down lifeless. Fury could notice that some Chitauri change form and blend in with the human population. Maybe the first wave of the invasion was just a distraction that was part of a larger plan. That would explain why the invasion didn’t seem to have any tactical planning. They could carry this story line out over several movies and leave little hints of spies and saboteurs throughout the Marvel Universe to set up the real invasion and the coming of Thanos in the Avengers 3…We can only hope.

  12. Hm… doesn’t sound almost done to me. It’s like saying “The construction company is almost done building the house” after it only laid out the foundation. Sure, they know the shape of if all and where everything goes, but the main bulk of work is still ahead of them.

    It’s the same thing with scripts. Sure, having mapped the outline is all good and well, but writing the dialogue and individual scenes to fill that plot outline with life, soul and everything else that makes the actual story is the hardest part of it all, and by the sound of that interview snippet that part seems still to be mostly ahead of him.

  13. Can’t wait for this maybe it’ll be even more awesome than the first!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Things we need on the shopping list: Goliath (Hank Pym; blue/yellow costume), Wasp, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, purple/blue costume for Hawkeye, Ultron, Kang, Skrulls, maybe a few very slight alterations to Cap’s unifor to resemble the 60s comics costume, perhaps a redo of Black Widow’s costume to resemble the 60s comics costume as well.

    • WTF?! You want Scarlett Johansson to look like a stripper? Wait, that´s actually a good idea.

      • I’d buy that for a dollar!

        Seriously, in the theatre and on home release, I watched Avengers mostly with the thought “damn, Scarlett said she had to go nude to fit into that costume…”

        So when people ask me what I liked most about Avengers, that’s the only thing I can think of as an answer.

        • Ah yes, the strait man’s answer.

        • “damn, Scarlett said she had to go nude to fit into that costume…”

          Great. Now I can only think about this when I watch the movie…

    • After watching The Avengers:Earth’s Mightiest Heroes cartoon,I think it would be really cool to see Kang.Skrulls,not so much.

      As a matter of fact,after watching the first two seasons of that cartoon,it makes me realize how much of a lost opportunity that they had with the first movie,to have a more interesting villain.Not talking about Loki,but The Chitari weren’t very interesting at all,and probably the weakest aspect of the movie.

      There’s so much they could do with villains here.Baron Strucker,Baron Zemo,MODOK,Graviton,The Leader,Kang The Conqueror,Arnim Zola.Throw any of those villains in,and it would make sense that they need to wait on Thanos until at least the third movie.

    • Please… not Scarlet Witch…! The most annoying crazy-a$$ female character in the Marvel comics. Her brother isn’t much better, he turned his coat so often he’s worn it out. I know she’ll probably appear in a movie sooner or later, but the later it will be, the better, for me at least. Sorry for all the Scarlet Witch fans out there…

      As for the rest, I agree. Though I do also like the red and black costume of Ant-Man/Giant-Man. And it’s the suit he wears these days, so it’s sort of current.

  15. How about something like Heroes meets Once Upon A Time meets MiB?

  16. I really hope Whedon’s earned enough clout to get more creative control over the sequel. The first one was fun but I think almost every flaw in it (gratuitous infighting between the Avengers, the generic city battle set piece at the end against a fodder army) was Marvel’s own fault. Now that they’ve got the introductions and the obligatory get-together disaster that makes the team work, let Whedon do his own thing with the story and don’t mess with it. I can anticipate Avengers 2 being a whole lot better than the first if that’s the case.

    • I agree a ittle bit with you Nick, but I have seen wayyy toooo MANY sequels where the director is given more free reign over it and the end result is usually SH*T I hope he has some more creative input than he did over the 1st movie but not all out reative control because that will be the nail in his coffin! The directors usually tryto put too much of themselves in a movie where they have the creative control! Marvel has put too much time, moneyand allout effort tomake sure that these movies flow nicey togther and I would hate for one man to ruin that by haveng a huge ego where he thinks his creativity is god over all others! MARVEL has a plan and I do not think they will let him stray too far off of that path!!

      • Oh definitely, even I don’t think *absolute* creative control is a fantastic idea. Whedon has his fans, but his previous films weren’t exactly huge hits. Marvel obviously has a plan, since they have to oversee so many interlinked films, but I’m just hoping their directions to him are more general rather than, say, “Put a big war scene in there with lots of creatures for them to blast around” or “Keep making the heroes pick fights on each other to make more action scenes”.

        E.g. Jon Favreau got a fair amount of free rein in Iron Man, but was bogged down by a lot of the pre-Avengers stuff in IM2 – to his detriment. I just don’t want those sort of strangling restrictions put on Whedon.

  17. good news ! …finally get an exiting news

  18. I’m over it.

  19. Still.

    Avengers 2 script almost done.

    Justice League….Justice League? Paging Justice League Script????

  20. Anyone notice when watching the Avengers Nick Fury, Shield, and the Secret Council would talk about “Phase Two” they they would talk about weapons but I with all this Phase 2 Avengers, do you guys think that they were secretly alluding to the idea the Phase 2 of Marvel’s the Avengers was “not ready”?

  21. Oh the ol screenrant, taking cheap jabs at Iron Man 2. Guess they only do that cause they don’t know what else to say

    • Cheap jabs? Iron Man 2 was crap. They take shots at it because there is nothing else to say.

      • Iron Man 2 wasn´t crap. It just wasn´t as good as the first one.

        • aka crap lol. Half baked ideas, one not villain and a convuloted story. They should have let Faverau make the Demon in the Bottle film he wanted and a SHIELD short film.

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  23. Iron Man 1. A story where Iron Man battles a bad guy in an iron man suit.

    Iron Man 2. A story where Iron Man fights several guys wearing Iron Man suits.

    Iron Man 3. Iron Man fights a guy in an Iron Man suit.

    They struck gold with the first Iron Man but by showing that they can’t do anything creative with him will hurt that franchise and ultimately may hurt The Avengers franchise too.

    Great characters but protect them with great stories.

    • Iron Man 1. A story where Iron Man battles a bad guy in an iron man suit.

      Just like in the comic books.

      Iron Man 2. A story where Iron Man fights several guys wearing Iron Man suits.

      It was actually just one guy.

      Iron Man 3. Iron Man fights a guy in an Iron Man suit.

      How can you tell? Have you seen the movie?

      • actualy, Iron Man 3 is suppossedly to have Firepower, which is in fact a Battle Suit, however it originaly required a dedicated power GRID, so it wasnt very mobile, also WE are getting the Mandarin, who has traditionaly fought IronMan multiple times HAND TO IRON MAN. he is a very different villian, and has always been a bit of a terrorist(he blew up tony stark’s Mansion in the 60s and was believed to had killed him…. Oh and he used a super laser, from his ring, that he shot through a amplifier, in china, and bounced off a satelite, to destroy the mansion in californa, talk about terror!

    • 1 Ironman fought Iron Monger. Just like in the Comics as Scapegoat said.
      2 Ironman did not fight Rhodes, it was more of a disagreement. They did fight a bunch of Battle Suits. Whiplash had more of a harness than a suit
      3 Ironman 3, Uses all of his suits to battle.

  24. Lab argument scene? Heavy- handed? One of the best scenes in the movie if you ask me. The witty dialogue was great. About SHIELD delving into uncharted territory with a human focus on superhuman world? The X-Files to me. Would really like it to succeed.

  25. SHIELD sounds like that episode of ‘Buffy’ where Cordelia criticizes Xander for being useless, and then he goes around town himself stopping some awful menace while the rest of the Scooby Gang is occupied with a generic demon. At the end she tries it again and he just smirks at her, leaving her angry and frustrated.

    They tried to do a lot of that in the Justice League cartoon, like the episode “Patriot Act” where the weaker heroes square off against some Hulked-out general voiced by J.K. Simmons whose love of power makes him despised and worthless. In other words, it’s all about character at the end of the day, and not gimmicks or devices. Even rhetorical ones.
    So that makes for some interesting contrasts I think between the future JL movie (which may miss the point of “Patriot Act”) and Avengers 2; and also between that “Patriot Act” episode and SHIELD.

    I think Whedon’s got the right idea, in any case.

  26. Bring back Justice League Unlimited please, such an awesome animation show. If a Justice League movie ever gets made it would be great to see a live adaptation of the Cadmus storyline.

  27. Hopefully this part two has a “dark side” leaving aside all the joking that came out on the first movie.

  28. Hopefully this part two has a dark side leaving aside all the joking that came out on the first movie.

  29. I think what would make an interesting storyline for the Avengers 2 is using different sequences from the Ultimate Avengers 1 and 2 storylines.

    For example,
    1) have hulk go on a rampage near the beginning of the movie and have him locked up for most of it until the climax battle.
    2) introduce Black Panther and show part of his origins in the movie and have him help the avengers later in the movie.
    3) bring in Giant Man, Wasp, Falcon and War Machine, while at the same time having the other avengers from the first movie. Also use Loki in kind of a small role but helping the avengers for movies 2 and 3. also give Hawkeye the character he signed on for like he was in the comics.
    4) save Thanos for the third movie and bring in a few bad guys: Red Skull, Kang the Conqueror and/or Abomination or the Leader. along with a few of the aliens from the first movie (imo).
    5) use Nick Fury in the last battle and make it an interesting battle. maybe kill him off (im not sure if they did that in the comics or not) and have a funeral for him at the end with Tony Stark or Maria Hill taking over.
    6) I would also save Guardians of the Galaxy for the Avengers 3 to help battle against Thanos and possibly bringing in Silver Surfer, the Fantastic four and a few other characters for the third one. Because building them up a couple of movies would help a little bit

    • sorry I went a little ahead of myself by adding more than what was in the actual movies…my bad