Joss Whedon is a very busy man, especially now that he’s Marvel’s guy when it comes to their cinematic universe. About two months ago, he submitted his outline for ‘The Avengers 2’, and right after that, he went on to work on the ABC pilot for ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ starring Clark Gregg as the lovable Agent Phil Coulson. On top of that, who knows what else Kevin Feige and company had the man doing in between for various other Phase Two or even Phase Three projects?
Well, over the weekend, the director managed to break away from his Marvel duties to promote his new film ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, which was shot during a break from filming ‘The Avengers’. Naturally, he couldn’t stay away from Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for too long as the crowd at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival brought them up.
According to Whedonesque, Whedon briefly mentioned the upcoming sequel while discussing the possibility of doing more Shakespeare in the future. He said that he did ‘Much Ado’ because he hadn’t done anything like that before, so if he were to do another one, then he’d have to do it differently. That lead to the moderator asking about what is going to be different about the new Avengers movie. The director responded by saying:
“When I first considered doing ‘Avengers 2’, my first question was what can I do that’s new? Because I can’t make it bigger…. but I can make it better.”
Following that, the moderator asked what was the philosophy behind the culmination of Marvel’s Phase Two was. With his trademark humor, Whedon responded by saying, “Death, deathity death.”
You can check out a video of the Q&A session below to find out more about his creative process and what inspired his choices and decisions for his Shakespearian adaptation, which I listed as an honorable mention on my most anticipated films of 2013 list:
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‘The Avengers 2’ hits theaters on May 1, 2015.