Kevin Feige on Iron Man 3 and The Avengers 2
Kevin Feige has been chatting about how Iron Man 3 sets the tone for The Avengers 2...
The Avengers will be a tough act to follow for Marvel and Joss Whedon, as it's fair to say that it exceeded expectations from both a critical and commercial standpoint. Whedon himself spoke about the pressures and difficulties of the sequel recently. Someone who is slightly more confident, however, is Kevin Feige who has been chatting about the film recently:
Speaking to Collider, he said that "Joss has said it on the record in the past, that it's not about going bigger. It's not about, 'and this time there will be five more explosions in this section!' I mean certainly you want to up the ante, you want to exceed people's expectations, but I think there are various ways of doing that and Iron Man 3 is a very, very good test for us doing that".
He elaborated further: “The first movie we make after The Avengers has our hero spending more time out of the suit than any of the other movies; that seems potentially counter-intuitive to some people, but that was exactly why we did it. We didn't want to say, 'Oh now it has to be bigger and he fights 100 people in armoured suits.'"
He went on to specifically address The Avengers 2:
“We've been consistent in talking about this leading up to The Avengers: what is most interesting to us and why we hired Joss Whedon in the first place is the interaction between the characters. That's more fun to us than the massive action scenes that are gonna have to come with and and we're gonna have to figure out ... but already the scenes that Joss has of just the characters sitting around and interacting are hilarious and are awesome and are moving and a notch or two above the first movie, and to me that's where you wanna top yourself.”
More on The Avengers 2 when it's available. The full piece is at Collider, here.
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