With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. set to premiere tonight on ABC, Entertainment Weekly released an extensive seven-page interview with writer-director-Marvel confidant Joss Whedon. Much of what is contained in that interview has already found itself online. You can read some of the highlights in this post in which Whedon addresses Star Wars, Twilight and the Avengers sequel's titular villain, Ultron.
In the full interview, Whedon opens up about his thoughts on Wonder Woman, how he was chosen to direct the first Avengers movie, how long his drafts for the sequel are and what his plans are post-Marvel. Here are a few snippets.
On why Wonder Woman doesn't work as a TV series in the current media culture:
On the difficulties he faced in writing Serenity following the cancelation of Firefly:
In short, why Marvel chose him to write and direct the first Avengers movie:
His approach to Avengers: Age of Ultron and how long the draft is (one page = about one minute of screen time)
His plans after the Avengers sequel:
Speaking of new worlds, Marvel's next big movie is Thor: The Dark World. Tickets are currently on sale.