It’s over a month before Marvel Avengers Assemble lands in cinemas, but Joss Whedon’s already talking about a sequel, and where he wants to go with it. Clue: it’s the opposite to what Pirates of the Caribbean did. Clue #2: It’s a little like what Spider-Man 2 did.
When asked how Avengers 2 could top next month’s epic, superhero blockbuster, Whedon responded:
“By not trying to. By being smaller. More personal, more painful. ”By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself.”
He says that he’s tried to give all of the heroes in the first film an equal amount of screen-time to show ”what makes them awesome”.
“I want to know what makes them tick, what makes them flawed, what makes them fight – and ultimately, what makes them awesome,” he explained. “I go to these movies for those moments when the heroes define themselves, either through action or deliciously overwritten speeches.”
I quite like the sound of that. As long as it doesn’t turn into The Avengers 2: Kitchen Sink with the thrilling plot of Captain America having some depression issues, Thor losing his mobile phone and Iron Man being locked out of his car. God, that would be boring.
Marvel Avengers Assemble hits cinemas on April 26 and stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L Jackson.