The Avengers director Joss Whedon, divulging his thoughts to The Los Angeles Times on possibly helming the sequel.
I’d be the first to admit that I’m a huge Joss Whedon fan, so as far as I’m concerned he could create Piranha 3DDD and I’d watch it, just because his name was attached. That said I, like everyone else, would prefer he took charge of The Avengers again.
The Los Angeles Times managed to squeeze some time from him two weeks ago at the premiere of the Marvel blockbuster. However they only just released this little titbit about possibly returning.
“You know, I’m very torn. It’s an enormous amount of work telling what is ultimately somebody else’s story, even though I feel like I did get to put myself into it.”
It’s an understandable point. From Buffy to Firefly to Dollhouse, Whedon has paved a career helming his own creations, so he’s forgiven for being sceptical. Then again he did add:
“But at the same time, I have a bunch of ideas, and they all seem really cool.”
Ideas, eh? Do tell?… Sadly he doesn’t elaborate. Although he did mention his plan to add more women into the fray to Entertainment Weekly.
“Studios will tell you: ‘A woman cannot headline an action movie.’ After The Hunger Games they might stop telling you that a little bit. Whatever you think of the movie, it’s done a great service. And after The Avengers, I think it’s changing.”
First he gives us more female action TV, and now the movies. Joss we salute you. And on that note, a small plea to end:
Please, please, please direct The Avengers 2! Pretty please with a cherry and sprinkles on top!
The Avengers is in cinemas right now.