Whedon Calls Iron Man's Triangle 'Ass', Evolves Back to the Circle
This is a fun one. Filmmaker Joss Whedon, director of Marvel's The Avengers, has been out and about doing interviews for Cabin in the Woods. And since we're so close to the release of Avengers, and journalists are so hot on asking him about it, Empire has posted a fun video of him talking about Iron Man's armor. The discussion spurs from a question brought up about the new circular Iron Man armor chest piece design, as seen on the Avengers covers of Empire, that is the "next evolution" of armor. So why did he go back to a circle? Well, Whedon has got an answer, taking a swipe at the "ass" triangle design while he's at it. Read on!
Whedon, who is in London to work on the score for The Avengers, was asked by Empire to set the record straight about the armor. "There will be more than one suit in the film. 'Cause they get a bit of wear and tear, honestly. He goes through it... and it's sort of a tradition that Marvel brought to the table of, we like to change it up, we like to see the suits evolve. And so I said, 'Great! Then you're going back to the circle because the triangle is ass.' I'm sorry, but I'm a classicist, the circle has a meaning, the triangle does not." Ouch! But so be it, he seems to hint that there is a reason for it and I'm sure we'll find out in a few months.
Their video (seen below) also has Whedon saying he's in town to score Avengers, and has been listening to Alan Silvestri "blow my mind for the last several days over at Abbey Road." Glad to hear that even the score is coming together, but Whedon seems like such a wise-cracker, especially when hinting to press about what's to come in The Avengers. Thankfully we're only about 50 days away from finally seeing the movie (on May 4th), it won't be too much longer of a wait. Thanks again to Empire (via JoBlo) for posting the video.