Many of us feel overwhelmed when we wake up and think about what needs to be accomplished in a day. Now multiply that general feeling by a large factor and add the pressure of worldwide interest; that’s what Joss Whedon is probably feeling right now. The director of The Avengers is currently getting ready to direct the pilot for ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, while simultaneously writing The Avengers 2 and acting as a consultant on the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a new interview, Whedon talked about his current role in all those things. He said The Avengers 2 is mid-script, would be finished in a few months and would ”go deeper” instead of bigger. The S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show shoots in just over a week, and he also discusses how Marvel action would translate to the small screen. Finally, he talks about just how involved he’s been with the upcoming Marvel films, which includes Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Check out the interview below. Read More »
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Recently, Joss Whedon was named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s entertainers of the year. This is not a surprise. He wrote and directed the year’s biggest film, The Avengers, proving that the seemingly impossible task of making a movie filled with multiple superheroes wasn’t impossible at all. In addition, he signed on to creatively shepherd the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will co-write, produce and direct Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D, the Avengers-related TV spin off. He also shot a small Shakespeare film in the middle of all that. Yup, 2012 was a good year to be Joss Whedon.
In EW’s interview with the writer/director, he revealed the outline for his next film, a little something tentatively called The Avengers 2, has just been submitted in preparation for its May 1, 2015 release. Read more after the jump. Read More »
The Avengers 2 is a couple years off at this point, with a release targeted for 2015. Between now and then writer/director Joss Whedon has a lot of other work to do with Marvel as he and the company’s team comes up with a plan for the sequel. But when that plan is together, there’s a good chance that cinematographer Seamus McGarvey will be on hand to bring it to the screen.
McGarvey has done great work in films like We Need to Talk About Kevin, High Fidelity, and Atonement, but The Avengers, as one of the biggest films of all time, brought his work to a massive audience. No wonder he’s keen to return to the series. Read More »
Most movie fans know that Marvel’s X-Men characters reside at 20th Century Fox and The Avengers reside at Marvel Studios, owned by Disney. It’s the type of distinction that might seem insignificant to some, but is in fact very important, as movie studios rarely share their prized properties. So while Avengers vs. X-Men has been a huge success in the Marvel Comics world, with new Avengers and X-Men movies both in the works independent of one another, the odds of a crossover are slim to none.
But slim is better than none and the wheels are turning. Mark Millar, a huge comic fan, has just been brought on board at Fox to extract some of the magic Marvel has tapped into with their Cinematic Universe and now Lauren Shuler Donner, one of the X-Men producers who has been on board since the film franchise launched, has said she’d “love” to blend the two universes. Read her quote and more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 8th, 2012 by Angie Han
It took a good four years for The Avengers to finally make it to the big screen after being teased in 2008′s Iron Man, but The Avengers 2 is on a somewhat tighter schedule. A May 1, 2015 release date has already been nailed down, with writer/director Joss Whedon set to return, and now word is that casting has started for one high-profile character.
According to a new report, Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson are up for the role of Ms. Marvel, otherwise known as Carol Danvers. It’s worth noting that the source is less than 100% reliable, so take it with a grain of salt. On the other hand, considering the caliber of talent the franchise has been attracting, these names don’t entirely seem out of the realm of possibility.
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Ever since his reveal during the credits of Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers, fans have enjoyed discussing Thanos and his impact in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His inclusion was spurred by Whedon, who called him Marvel’s “most powerful and fascinating villain.” Speculation has all but settled on the fact that the character will somehow appear in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy and then roll into The Avengers 2 but, with both of those films several years away, no one would dare confirm that.
Then, last week, the character’s creator – Jim Starlin – reportedly did. That lead MTV to ask Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige about the character and you can read his quotes below.
And while Thanos might be the driving force behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the coming films, The Avengers themselves are going to be driving some serious merchandising coin into the pockets of Disney. It’ll soon become the company’s primary toy franchise on shelves all over the world. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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It’s great to be Joss Whedon right now — after years of being a cult sensation he has turned into one of the most powerful guys in Hollywood, thanks to the fact that The Avengers sits in third place on the all-time box-office earners list. But that also means that he’s under the sort of scrutiny that he’s never quite faced before, and that means there’s a lot to think about when it comes to making decisions going forward.
So I like the way Whedon describes his decision process for making The Avengers 2, which entailed a little more than telling a driver how to get to his garage to dump a metric ton of cash. In addition, there’s a bit of info about the supposed confirmation of a character for Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers 2. Read More »