The Avengers (2012): Joss Whedon Talks Marvel Mandates, Nick Fury, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye
The director of The Avengers, Joss Whedon, spoke with Yahoo Movies about the upcoming movie featuring Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk and more.
There were more than a few interesting tidbits, which you can check out in the original article, but here are a couple of the stand outs.
Whedon explained that in regards to Samuel L. Jackson's character, Nick Fury, Marvel presented a couple mandates. Seems Marvel wants the character to be presented in a specific manner.
Also -- and this is something that I was very pleased that Marvel actually mandated -- they were very interested in keeping him, not just in the sort of a mystery of how the organization operates, but a real moral gray area where you really have to decide, "Is Nick Fury the most manipulative guy in the world? Is he a good guy? Is he completely Machiavellian or is it a bit of both?" And that was really fun to tweak.
Whedon is asked about Mark Ruffalo, who plays The Hulk for the first time, and whether or not there is a freedom in being able to do something different with the character (for example, compared to Iron Man who has already been in two prior films).
The Avengers assembles May 4th, 2012 and is directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.
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