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Joss Whedon to 'Avengers' Fans: Don't Expect a "Happy Ending"

By: Sean OConnell on September 11, 2012 at 8:39AM Comments (47)

 

Joss Whedon made the media rounds at the Toronto International Film Festival in support of his personal side project Much Ado About Nothing, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play that Whedon filmed with close friends and collaborators. But in virtually every interview given, Whedon had to comment on Marvel, and his plans for an Avengers sequel
 
Earlier, we pointed out how Whedon gave his blessing to Super director James Gunn and his “very twisted take” on the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film. “It all comes from a real love for the material," Whedon told MTV. "It's going to be hard for the humans to keep up. I know he's going to come from left field and I'm going to go, 'What?' and then, 'Of course, why didn't I think of that?'”
 
Shortly after, Whedon sat down with 24 Hours, a Vancouver outlet, and talked about the behind-the-scenes process on The Avengers 2 and the other Marvel movies that tie directly into his vision. And while he can not talk specifics of what he plans to do with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Whedon had this to say about the next chapter in the franchise’s story:
 
“The creation of the team is not the happy ending. It is the beginning of something that is complex and difficult, and now I get to dig a little deeper. And maybe, while I'm digging, just twist that knife. And that's exciting for me."
 
How do you think Whedon will twist the knife? Should we strap in for the Empire Strikes Back of comic-book movies, where our heroes are drained, damaged and scattered to the far reaches of the galaxy by picture’s end? Needless to say, we can’t wait to see what Whedon and his team have in store for the Avengers sequel, which won’t be in theaters until 2015.
 
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  • Sep 12th 2012 7:30PM

    NassaDane  said...

    What? What does hinting about avengers have to do with anything?

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  • Sep 12th 2012 8:34PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    It means, they have been focused on it for years before. You probably didn't see the Phrase One movies.

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  • Sep 12th 2012 8:52PM

    NassaDane  said...

    It has been building up for years, yeah, that couldn't be more obvious. What on earth makes you think I haven't seen the first ones? Why would I want to even see Avengers if I didn't see the others? That is the very reason the movie fell flat; it couldn't even be better than the ones that built up to it. The whole reason it was average.

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  • Sep 12th 2012 9:00PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    I don't mine, your one of the only marvel lover that hates it in the world. Now go back and watch your batman.

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  • Sep 12th 2012 9:17PM

    NassaDane  said...

    ???You are one odd duck. What's batman have to do with anything now?

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  • Sep 14th 2012 3:02PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Lets just move on... :)

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  • Sep 11th 2012 12:08PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Unless he takes advice from Christopher Nolan

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  • Sep 11th 2012 2:07PM

    leey  said...

    You make it sound like it's a bad thing ...

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  • Sep 11th 2012 2:14PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Just to be honest with you I enjoyed TDKR because it was less depressing than the last film but sorry if I am

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  • Sep 11th 2012 3:42PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Yeah, even though Bane's death was not as good as I expected.

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  • Sep 11th 2012 10:45AM

    brazen85  said...

    I think it only makes sense that Whedon would make the second movie a lot harder for the heroes and even have a not so happy ending to set up the next film or films.

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  • Sep 11th 2012 11:57AM

    fandad1960  said...

    Well he might not come back for the 3rd just like Chris Columbus did not come back to finish HP

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  • Sep 11th 2012 12:03PM

    brazen85  said...

    Whedon might come back since he is so passionate about it. I didn't like a lot of what they did with HP but Columbus did ok.

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  • Sep 11th 2012 12:06PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Well the best was saved for the finale last summer in my book

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  • Sep 11th 2012 12:08PM

    brazen85  said...

    Oh that's actually the one I hated the most. I just didn't like the way they did the final battle at all. There's sprucing it up for the movie and then there's taking it way too far.

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  • Sep 11th 2012 12:14PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Never mind or better yet influence by The Dark Knight which I did not like much but TDKR this summer was better

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  • Sep 11th 2012 12:20PM

    brazen85  said...

    The only problem I had with TDK, though still a big one, was Maggie Gyllenhaal. Other than that I loved the whole trilogy.

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  • Sep 11th 2012 12:26PM

    fandad1960  said...

    BB and TDKR were the standouts of the three we will see if Wheldon will go for a darker turn and use the series as inspiration

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  • Sep 11th 2012 12:27PM

    brazen85  said...

    We can only hope.

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  • Sep 11th 2012 12:31PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I agree

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  • Sep 11th 2012 7:52PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Agreed.

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  • Sep 11th 2012 8:47AM

    fandad1960  said...

    I bet either it's going to be one of those to be continued episodes or what TDK did for the Batman films in 2008? Or better yet like Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows. There can't be a 3rd one since Joss Wheldon has his contract with Marvel till the end of 2015

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