Joss Whedon Talks ‘Avengers 2’ Script, ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ TV Show & Marvel Films
Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 4:00 pm
To say that Joss Whedon is overwhelmingly busy would probably be an understatement. The guy is currently writing and will direct The Avengers 2; he’s an executive producer for the planned S.H.I.E.L.D. television series, and he’s a creative consultant for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only that, but he also has to push his contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in the summer. So yeah, he’s got a lot on his plate. But somehow he finds the time to attend events, and at a recent function, he shared a few things about the status of The Avengers 2, S.H.I.E.L.D., and his involvement in creating the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Whedon told MTV that The Avengers 2 has an outline and that the script should be ready in a few months. On the tone of the film, he said that The Avengers 2 would go deeper instead of bigger. Honestly after a huge battle like the one we saw in the first film, it be nice to get a more personal story and take a step back from the big hefty action. Apparently he wants to go so deep and personal that it will be painful.
Here’s the full quote:
Don’t go bigger; go deeper. The grand thing is that all of these people have met, so you’ve gotten 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.
Whedon also commented on the S.H.E.I.L.D. TV series saying they start shooting a week from Tuesday. He also reaffirmed that he was directing the pilot episode. In terms of scale he said he wouldn’t try to mimic anything he did from The Avengers, but try to make it bigger than your average cop show.
Here’s the full quote:
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 the show is that even with all these big things, the little things matter. It’s about people who don’t have super powers.
On the status of the other Marvel films:
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.
He also has not seen a cut of Iron Man 3 yet.
MTV has the full interview, which you can watch here below.
So are you excited to see where Whedon is taking The Avengers 2? Are you excited for the new S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series?