Despite the movie opening in April in nearly every market in the world, The Avengers was only released in Japan last week, so Joss Whedon and co are still (!) doing the press rounds for the movie. Two weeks ago it was confirmed that Joss would write and direct the sequel, and in seperate interviews with Gizmodo Japan and Kotaku Japan the director drops hints toward the next instalment and briefly comments on the new Marvel TV show he is developing. Read them below:
(Thanks to ScreenRant for the transcription)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- For each film, Whedon believes each character should be treated as if it’s the only chance to use that character.
It definitely seems Whedon has a solid idea for the sequel. You can read my editorial about what I think should happen in The Avengers 2 HERE. But for now, what do you think? You can read more comments from Whedon at the link below.
SOURCE: Screen Rant