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Joss Whedon Had Second Thoughts About Avengers 2

Submitted by on September 20, 2012 – 2:00 pm Comments

Normally, when a movie makes more than a billion dollars, is universally appreciated and ends up having a cult following, its director would want to milk its equity by immediately making a sequel. Surprisingly, Joss Whedon is someone who doesn’t subscribe to this logic. He allegedly had second thoughts about directing the second installment of The Avengers, despite treating the audience to a really fine product in form of The Avengers.

“There’s a business aspect to it and I would be disingenuous not to say that, but the question for me is, ‘Do I have another story to tell about these people?’ So we worked on the business side of it and I didn’t think it was going to happen – I was like ‘I’m never going to do this again.’ But once they worked on the business aspect of it I thought, ‘That seems fair and cool’, so, the question was, ‘Do I have another thing to say?’ I was in London and I went to a pub and had some fish and chips and a pint and started writing in my notebook. I’m writing ‘if I was going to do this what would I say?’ and 40 minutes later I filled the notebook. So I text my agent and said to make the deal” which in other words thankfully means that, despite a few fleeting moments of self-doubt Joss Whedon in the end saw some sense, which is a huge relief for the fans.

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One also has to wonder as to what exactly prompted Whedon to change his mind. It surely can’t be the fish and chips or the beer, although the combination is as good an eye-opener as any. Probably the answer to the mystery can be found in this statement that he made “I’m so in love with that universe and the characters and the way they were played and I have so much more I want to do with them. I know I can’t match the success of the first one but I can try to make a better film and that’s what I’m excited about. That’s the new room of fear I’m entering now”.

Basically, Whedon must have changed his mind because, by playing hard to get he had managed to secure for himself a much bigger budget and a much bigger canvas to play around with, than the first one.

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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