Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Joss Whedon unfazed by Avengers 2

Joss Whedon says Avengers 2 will be a standalone film

Joss Whedon has insisted he is not feeling any pressure for his Avengers sequel, following the success of Avengers Assemble.

The writer and director is currently working on the follow-up to his Marvel movie blockbuster, which featured an ensemble of superheroes including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk and Black Widow.

Joss said: "You can't really think about money and success when you're writing a story. You can only think about the story.

If I try to top Avengers with Avengers 2 that's a failing proposition, if I try to make a better movie, that seems worth my time."

And while the creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer insisted he couldn't give anything away about the sequel except "chills and thrills" he revealed there would be no overlap in story from the previous film, or his spin-off TV show Agents of SHIELD.

He said: "It's very important to me that with all of these projects, you never need to see any other.

"The thing about the Marvel cinematic universe is it's like the comics. If you only read Spider-Man you only read Spider-Man. If you only read Daredevil, you only read Daredevil - you know.

"The Avengers has to work for somebody who has never seen anything else, SHIELD has to work for someone who's never seen any of the films."

Joss Whedon's new film adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing is out now.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

Making repairs to your home will be engrossing. You love finding ways to recycle old materials and preserve stylish details. If you don't own your place, think about buying one. You can get very generous terms from a bank or lending institution. Having a steady job can strengthen your application. Ask your employer to write you a reference. Are all the homes in your area outside your price range? Think about taking advantage of a government program tailored towards people in your situation.More