Joss Whedon talks The Avengers
Joss Whedon looks back at making The Avengers, and chats briefly about Avengers: Age Of Ultron...
You don't need us to tell you that by any measure, The Avengers was a success, both critically and financially. Even with that being the case Joss Whedon still feels it could have been better, which certainly bodes well for the sequel.
In a recent interview Whedon shared his thoughts on how it could have been better, He told EW that "when I think of a great film, I think of something that's either structured so perfectly like The Matrix or made so lovingly like The Godfather Part II. There was a haphazardness in the way it comes together – not just the people but behind the scenes".
"I don't think you look at it and go, 'This is a model of perfect structure.' You'd go, 'This is working. I like it. I'm proud of it and I like its imperfections. The one thing I cared about the most about – making a summer movie like the ones from my childhood – is the thing that I pulled off", he added.
He went on discuss his plans for Avengers: Age of Ultron, saying that "I want to be clearer about how I engage the audience, and where I take them. I want more control visually, more time to prep it. Not that I didn't dictate every shot – I did. But there's only so much you can do when you're making a summer film when a ball is already rolling as fast as it was when I got in. Why do it again if you can't do it better?"
Indeed. Here's hoping Avengers: Age of Ultron is Whedon's The Godfather Part II...