Joss Whedon on The Avengers 2 and S.H.I.E.L.D.

News Simon Brew 31 Aug 2012 - 06:55

Joss Whedon has signed up to work with Marvel right through to The Avengers 2 in 2015. And he’s been chatting about why he’s doing it…

With The Avengers/Avengers Assemble arriving on DVD and Blu-ray in a few weeks, Joss Whedon has given an interesting interview to Vulture, where he talks about the film and what he’s up to next.

Not that we don’t know: he’s signed a deal with Marvel, that will include a S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, as well as The Avengers 2 in summer 2015. He’s gone from a man who was apparently umming and aahing about The Avengers 2, to committing to something seemingly much bigger for the next three years.

“It's fun!”, he told Vulture. “I also love these characters and the Marvel universe, and I grew up reading the books, and I've been going back and reading the old books and realising that they shaped my storytelling way more than I give them credit for. Now I'm starting up a TV show, which is something I really wanted to do, but I thought it wasn't going to be a part of my life for the next several years. It's like a tapas menu of projects that excite me, in addition to the Avengers sequel, which I'm excited for because I'm incredibly excited about the next story that I'm going to tell. For me, it's a huge win”.

Sounds like it’s going to be a pressure-filled few years, then?

“It is unbelievably daunting, especially because I don't want to lose sight of all the other things I have on my docket and in my heart. So, it's going to be an insane few years, but I feel ready for that”.

Before we get more Avengers, and before we get S.H.I.E.L.D., there’s the small matter of Joss Whedon’s already-shot adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, though. We suspect we might have more news on that shortly.

Here’s the piece at Vulture.

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Go get 'em, Whedon.

I'm glad he's up for it! Can you imagine if he'd said 'it's all about the benjamins, baby!'.

let's hope it doesn't burn him out though.

I'm glad that Joss seems to be enjoying his work again, hopefully it continues as I am looking forward to The Avengers 2 and this Shield series.

Go Whedon!
Let's face it... he was always coming back. The first film got him huge acclaim and loads upon loads of money. Plus he obviously loves Marvel with all his heart. It would be like giving me the keys to the TARDIS. Chuck in that he is probably the best man for the job, I think everyone wins in this situation!
Very excited for S.H.I.E.L.D. Joss Whedon has proven he can create some amazing TV in the past.

I love this guy's talent/brain/writing.


I don't think he'll get burned. Marvel seems to have a really good ethos which is totally in sync with the geek side, rather than the money - and THAT is what has led to such success, which in turn brings in the money. If the focus was just on money, then they'd fail and be lost amongst all the Transformers (etc.) movies. I think they realise that.

Christopher Nolan is crystal-clear water, and Joss Whedon is hot, stinking yellow wee.
I don't know about all that Marvel stuff, but I wonder what the Alien saga is like in an alternate universe where the Alien Resurrection script wasn't b*ll*cks. Maybe Fox wouldn't have sought out the AVP nightmares to try and keep it going. But no, the Alien saga gets declared dead because of a few duds, but look at the duds littering Marvel's wake. I didn't like Serenity either, and there's nothing you can do about it.

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At one stage he was helming Buffy, Angel and Firefly at the same time, so I reckon he's up to the challenge.

By all accounts Whedon's script for Alien Resurrection was a lot different from the finished movie.

Well, even if you love Nolan and hate Whedon, it's fine because opinions. But the fact that you brought Nolan into the conversation which is irrelevant to the comments and article and than randomly stated he was better out of the blue just proves you're dumb.

By all accounts no it wasn't. He claims it stayed pretty much the same, but they just "made it wrong".

What is all this Joss Wedon ass licking all about..? I've never really understood it at all. Serenity was good but not THAT good. Avengers was good but not THAT good. The Cabin in the Woods was one of the worst films I have ever seen! As for Buffy the Vampire Slayer nuff said..

Serenity was good. Avengers was good. Not seen Cabin in the Woods yet. But Buffy is, and always will be, a legend. It was *that* good.
I guess you either get him or you don't.

It didn't help that the Alien offspring looked like a proto-Slitheen!


I just watched The Avengers on the weekend, and I have to say, Damn what was all the fuss about. I thought that there were some good character moments in the film, but the actual story , and motivations, were terrible. It was a story-telling mess. A massive let down.

The fact the film was made is incredible as its an big loud happy expensive film about superheroes that was consistently good. Sure, no surprises, but consistently high quality. Having all the characters on screen working together is just a joy to watch. That alone is where the money is, and the point of the film. oh, and it was FUN to watch too, unlike some sorry messes out there

first time i actually enjoyed watching the hulk on screen and the way all of the previous movies come together for this one big movie yeah i can say that it was hyped up heaps but i can also say it was well deserved. Not only was it a great movie but it has really opened the door for the rest of the marvel universe to come out.

If they cancel after one season Im burning down the studio ( I could get over firefly but dont take this from me!)

and the fact that the studio messed around with Whedon's script? seriously he's said it heaps and actually apologised for that movie but it wasnt his fault! Im just glad they know now days to leave him be and let him create gold


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