Joss Whedon Briefly Talks ‘The Avengers 2′ & TV Series

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The Avengers has already earned its spot among the top-three box office grossing films of all-time and director Joss Whedon is already signed to write and direct the sequel that’s releasing three summers from now. For Japanese moviegoers however, The Avengers only hit theaters last week, which means Whedon is still working the press rounds for the film which first opened nearly four months ago.

In chatting with Japanese online press, Whedon reflected on some of the challenges in developing the film and its array of various characters, while also teasing what’s next for the franchise.

The following bullet points were pulled from the translated versions of Gizmodo Japan and Kotaku Japan’s interviews with Joss Whedon. The full translated transcripts are not clearly understandable in English so we’ve pulled the highlights:

  • Whedon admits writing The Avengers screenplay was especially hard in giving each character their share of story and screentime.
  • He loved working with the Hulk and Loki characters.
  • For the sequel, Whedon wants a somewhat smaller-scale film in that it’ll be more personal, but teases larger event, team and villain.
  • Whedon teases a bigger team for The Avengers 2, with at least one new character he’s adding.
  • “The Avengers” is more than a recognizable brand and will be used to promote Whedon’s TV series.
  • Whedon will be working with Marvel Studios President of Production and producer Kevin Feige on organizing all the Phase Two films.
  • However, that doesn’t mean they’ll be interfering to make them all fit. He talks about each film leading up to The Avengers 2 needing their own identity, being able to stand as their own franchises, their own type of fun.
  • That way The Avengers can offer its own kind of excitement for when all the heroes gather.
  • Viewers won’t need to have watched all the solo films to understand and get into The Avengers 2. Like the films leading up to it, it will stand on its own.
  • Whedon talks about Hulk’s combat style not following any uniform martial arts techniques, instead more of a violent, emotional rage. He also talks about framing shots to emphasize the anger on Hulk and actor Mark Ruffalo’s face.
  • Whedon reiterates how Wasp was almost a character to be included but was cut.
  • For each film, Whedon believes each character should be treated as if it’s the only chance to use that character.

If Whedon could pick any additional character to introduce in The Avengers 2, who should he pick?

Ant Man Wasp Movie Tease Joss Whedon Briefly Talks The Avengers 2 & TV Series

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


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Source: Gizmodo Japan (via CBM), Kotaku Japan

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  1. Having the Wasp along with Ant-Man is enough for me… Hank’s and Janet’s personality will totally counter Stark & Natasha respectively, and they even have battled the Hulk as their enemy before. Then again, I just really want to see the original members Avengers in one shot XD

    War Machine is rumored to appear as well, and jugding from Cap’s sequel’s subtitle (as well as the new animated show), there’s a good chance that Falcon and hopefully Winter Soldier will join the fun as well.

  2. He should definitely add a female hero. I love all the heroes in The Avengers, but we need more female characters. This only had 3 significant ones (Widow,Hill,Pepper), and only Widow was a main character.

    I am okay with Wasp, but Ms. Marvel is a good choice too, but considering that they are making an Ant-Man movie, Wasp would make a lot more sense.

    I know Joss wants to add more female characters, so I am pretty sure we’re gonna see the Wasp in Avengers 2.

  3. As it was revealed for the new Avengers animated series Falcon will be a regular member of the team along with the other members we got in the movie. Coincidence maybe, maybe not. We definitely need to get Antman and Wasp with the big four (Iron Man, Thor, Cap, and Hulk) at least once though.

  4. I am all for Wasp because I want to see Giant Man!

  5. Marvel Studios needs to drag Fox to court for those FF rights so that FF reboot will get screwed up and not be on schedule.

  6. Looks like Iron Man 3 going to be a bit weak. no more robot enemies. oh, they’re using robots. ok. robots and drug dealers. ok. it will be ok. maybe it will be really good. captain america winter soldier? what?! this is totally lame. it is over the lame board. winter soldier? come on. they could have went anywhere and they went with russian spys? russian spies drug dealers and robots. did we fall asleep yet? pretty solidly lame. Thor has promise and Guardians of the Galaxy seems pretty excellent. Antman movie needs to be really good to make up for the lameness in Captain America. winter soldier? what!?

    • What the h#!! are you talking about, Poji?!? Captain America 2 and Iron Man 3 are going to be epic.

  7. There are so many great characters who’s movie rights haven’t been sold out that haven’t been introduced I don’t see why they’re doing a GOTG movie.
    With Thor and the avengers series both having large cosmic influences, I feel as though more grounded characters should be introduced.

    And I think black panther is the one I want to see the most (ant-man and wasp movie being a close second)