At the Saturn Awards’s red carpet, Joss Whedon was jumped upon, trapped, and forced to answer some serious questions that we all have on our minds. No, not if he wears boxers or briefs, but a bit of a look on his take on the upcoming smash hit ‘The Avengers 2‘ as well as his thoughts on some other comic properties.
While we won’t be seeing ‘The Avengers 2’ hit the big screen until May 1st 2015, there is already news of what to expect bubbling to the surface. It will be the closure of Marvel’s Phase 2 of their cinematic universe just as ‘The Avengers’ closed Phase 1. It’ll be tying together Iron Man 3 (already released), Thor: The Dark World (November 8th of this year), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4th 2014), and Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1st 2014).
So does he talk about any of these characters when he spilled the beans on a few things to expect? Of course not! Instead, speaks about the mutant criminals turned Avengers: Quicksilver and his sister, Scarlet Witch.
First up. he talked about how are they going to compare to their counterparts in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. Aside from the fact that he can’t mention that they are mutants or Magneto is their father he really isn’t sure!
“[They’re] a huge part of [Marvel’s ‘The Avengers 2’]. I’m really excited about it. I don’t know what they’re doing and I’m determinably not knowing. They’ll do their thing. I have to do mine.”
This is doable as Feige had mentioned last summer:
“We both have them, there’s a specific arrangement with those two characters that would allow us to use them with ‘Avengers,’ but not discuss or reference their mutant or Magneto-related lineage. They can use them as mutants and as Magneto’s relatives, but cannot have anything to do with ‘The Avengers.”
Of course, not every comic out there takes place in the Marvel Universe. Did you know he had planned to do a DC comic movie conversion as well? That’s right, he had originally been working on a Wonder Woman story for Warner Brothers that fell through awhile back.
“It’s like grief. There’s a period of anger where you’re like, ‘Hey! Remember all those times where I told you it would have worked? They believed me and it did! So now I’m going to get angry about stuff that I had pretty much dealt with.’ You do kind of want to have a slap-line of everybody you had previously worked for. But I’m luckier than most people, so you get over that.”
I mean seriously Warner Brothers! Have you seen what he did with ‘The Avengers’? I know this fell through way before that film had come to fruition, but it’s clear that Whedon knows comics. How could you not have just tossed money at Whedon? You could have just let him do what he wanted and walked away with a huge profit. Clearly he speaks to the audience you want to have. Oh well, it worked out for the best because he made ‘The Avengers’ instead. ‘Nuff said!
Chime in comic fans – Would you rather have seen Whedon direct a ‘Wonder Woman’ movie?