Joss Whedon Chats More About Aspirations for The Avengers
Shooting hasn't started, but anticipation is building for Marvel's The Avengers, which has a release date in May 2012 and a full cast. Joss Whedon seems to be the big talking point recently, but the director shared some of his own thoughts in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald (via SlashFilm). "I'm working on a movie that's got enormous stipulations and is going to be changing and fluid every second. I've come up with dozens of scenes and lines and exchanges and monologues that I adore that are not going to be in it," he explains. "But while I'm writing them they feed me, excite me and they ultimately inform the character."
Whedon goes on to talk about how getting the job for The Avengers is what "I've waited for my whole life" which is certainly great to hear considering he's been through a lot of crap with canceled TV shows and so on. "I have always felt, my whole life, that everything could be taken away at any second. It has actually been a huge problem for me that I know that," Whedon added. "I certainly will do everything in my power not to have that happen, everything in my power to make it good. That's my power, that's all I've got. All I can do is make [The Avengers] good enough for somebody to see it twice." I hope I can have the honor of being one of those people who sees it twice because it is so good, but obviously only time will tell what happens.
Whedon talks more about many different things and his career (read the full interview) but the only other really interesting part is where he talks about rating restrictions. "I do think that fighting against something, if it's a real creative collaboration, the frisson between what the artist is trying to get out there and what the market place expects, creates very exciting entertainment." Let's hope arguments with Marvel result in great entertainment with The Avengers in the end. I'm still cautiously optimistic, but it certainly sounds like Whedon understands how epic of an undertaking this is, and that's enough to keep me excited. Stay tuned!