The Kidd here...
May 4 is rapidly approaching, and, while none of us geeks have had a chance to see anything of THE AVENGERS beyond the trailers, that's not stopping director Joss Whedon from looking down the line and discussing what he'd like to see out of THE AVENGERS 2. Whoa whoa whoa... slow down there, Joss.
In an interview with SFX (via Digital Spy), Whedon explained that he'd like a sequel to be "smaller. More personal, more painful... Not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time." He also explained that for THE AVENGERS, he did his best to give each superhero the screen time necessary to show what makes them stand out as individual characters, not just a part of this epic unit.
"I want to know what makes them tick, what makes them flawed, what makes them fight - and ultimately, what makes them awesome. I go to these movies for those moments when the heroes define themselves, either through action or deliciously overwritten speeches."
Ummm... isn't that what the solo movies were for...?
As for the Iron Man suit that is at the heart of fans bitching - triangle versus circle - Whedon is quick to explain to Empire that the suit goes through some "wear and tear" throughout the films, which is why mutliple versions of the suit have existed since the initial one in the first IRON MAN. However, he doesn't hide his feelings on which suit he prefers, and he's made it quite known to Marvel, which is sure to carry some brownie points with the long-time Iron Man fans.
"Marvel said, 'We like to see the suits evolve,'" he explains, "and I said, "Great! Then you're going back to the circle because the triangle is ass'. I'm a classicist. The circle has meaning, the triangle does not."
I'm feeling a little better that Whedon has been looking out for the fans and not just merchandising possibilities...
How about you?
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