Posted on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
The Sydney Morning Herald got a chance to talk with Joss Whedon, about a bunch of things, including his upcoming big screen adaptation of Marvel Comics’ The Avengers.
“Right now I’m working on a movie that’s got enormous stipulations and is going to be changing and fluid every second. I’ve come up with dozens of scenes and lines and exchanges and monologues that I adore that are not going to be in it,” he says of The Avengers. “But while I’m writing them they feed me, excite me and they ultimately inform the character. It all goes in.”
More after the jump.
Whedon also talked about how restrictions and stipulations fuel creativity:
… “There’s something about having restrictions that does make you want to be sly about how you come at something. I do think that fighting against something, if it’s a real creative collaboration, the frisson between what the artist is trying to get out there and what the market place expects, creates very exciting entertainment.”
And back to The Avengers:
He describes directing The Avengers as the job “I’ve waited for my whole life” but says in the same breath that if it was cancelled tomorrow, “I’d go join my family on the vacation I’m not on and start working on things I’ve put on hold to do this.” Sanguine or fatalistic? “I have always felt, my whole life, that everything could be taken away at any second. It has actually been a huge problem for me that I know that. I certainly will do everything in my power not to have that happen, everything in my power to make it good. That’s my power, that’s all I’ve got. All I can do is make it good enough for somebody to see it twice.”
Read the whole interview online on SMH.com.au.