[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4447:]]We get a small amount of news surrounding The Avengers 2 as Joss Whedon has handed in the outline for the sequel to his $1.5 billion movie featuring Marvel's mightiest heroes.
Entertainment Weekly spoke with Whedon for their "Entertainers of the Year" issue where they revealed the tidbit.
We met with him just days after he had submitted an outline for the 2015 sequel The Avengers, and as he was in the midst of preparing to shoot the pilot for what could be his next television series: S.H.I.E.L.D, a spy-fi drama tracking the ongoing adventures of the secret agents and superhero wranglers of Marvel’s movie world.
Whedon goes on to talk about how The Avengers gave him some validation as writer. While he doesn't say it, Whedon was previously hooked up with Warner Bros with Firefly, with the studio subsequently cancelling the series and shooting down his Batman movie -- in the same day.
I’ve had a wonderful career, and I’m grateful for it. But like every writer in Hollywood, there have been many times where I’ve said, ‘I swear to God, if you just [let] me do this the way I’m thinking of doing it, it’ll work out!’ and I’ve been thwarted.”
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4448:]]Well, it turns out all that anger was a good thing for Joss Whedon as, unbeknownst to him, he projected that into his writing for the Hulk in The Avengers movie.
What was most astonishing to me about making that movie was how personal it was. I literally had the I’m-always-angry revelation during production. I had this certain amount of back-burner simmer of rage that I was completely aware of, but apparently I wrote it for Bruce Banner, going (to myself): ‘I think this is what a guy like this might go through!’ Interesting! What guy, Joss? ‘I don’t know! Some guy. I can’t think of anyone in particular, or why this is coming to me…’ Really, Joss? Really?”
Now that his work is indeed validated, Joss Whedon also makes it a point of recognizing that he has to be careful of the ego that is featured by another character in The Avengers, Loki.
For the most part, I’m psyched. But you have to be careful that self-righteous umbrage doesn’t determine how you act around people, or how you behave artistically. You don’t want to be the guy who’s like: ‘OF COURSE I’M RIGHT! I’VE ALWAYS BEEN RIGHT ALL ALONG!” And then suddenly, you’re making your worst stuff, because you’ve lost that checks-and-balances thing you need to manage yourself.”
The Avengers 2 assembles May 1, 2015 with Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie on August 1, 2014 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015..
Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Avengers Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.