‘Marvel’s The Avengers 2’ and Marvel Phase 2 Details from Joss Whedon

The filmmaker talks about his role as a consultant on upcoming sequels ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Iron Man 3’.

The Avengers 2 will 'twist the knife' says director Joss Whedon
The Avengers 2 will 'twist the knife' says director Joss Whedon
Director Joss Whedon is currently prepping for the monstrous task of following up this summer's blockbuster Marvel's The Avengers with The Avengers 2 in 2015. The filmmaker revealed he plans to take these superheroes to the edge, testing their cohesive relationships.

"The creation of the team is not the happy ending. It is the beginning of something that is complex and difficult, and now I get to dig a little deeper. And maybe, while I'm digging, just twist that knife. And that's exciting for me."

The filmmaker will also be consulting and overseeing the rest of Marvel's Phase 2 movies such as Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy. However, he doesn't plan on ruling with an iron fist.

"Very talented people are writing and directing these movies, and what I don't want to be is the guy they dread, who's going to come in and say 'Oh, well I have the power to say change this.' I'm not that."

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

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  1. Summit10

    @jasdjqs no worries.

    3 years agoby @summit10Flag


    @aoshi He wasn't in the Avengers movie because he wasn't one of the original Avengers. For stand alone films they own the character, but not totally owned that Marvel can not get their hands on him to use him.

    But you're right Sony would definitely work with them for sure to include him. They would be damn fools if they didn't.

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  3. aoshi

    @mcleve02 Sony has the movie rights to the character. It doesn't matter if Marvel tries to use a completely different Spiderman, it's still Sony's. The reason they pushed for a reboot so quickly was so they wouldn't lose those rights. That's also the reason Spiderman was not in the first Avengers movie.

    I don't see any reason, though, why Sony wouldn't want to jump into the bandwagon of cash and co-produce The Avengers 2 so Spiderman can join in.

    3 years agoby @aoshiFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus haha very true... Hollywood is really way too political!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 Meh, complicated doc*ments. I hate them with a passion

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus Not if they are using a totally different character with a totally different story completely unconnected to TASM... That is what they were originally doing with the JLA movie when they first announced it... Nolan's Batman and Superman returns were going to continue with totally different characters being in the film... that is one example in real life where this has happened before.. But I doubt that they would have any trouble with Sony over any of this...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  7. jasdjqs

    @summit10 ok, sorry about that, good line

    3 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 As far as my understanding of film rights goes, wouldn't mentioning his name be considered a violation ?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @rudy Doubtful... I wish they would! But I feel like the Thanos story arc won't make sense with the X-Men included... but we shall see!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @bawnian-dexeus I would be all over that!!!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @bawnian-dexeus I am sure that Marvel can work out a deal with them.. besides Sony only owns the rights to the film, not the character

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I hope Marvel can make an animated movie for X vs A

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. Rudy

    @mcleve02 Okay, then maybe an avengers reference in the next x-men movie.

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 Assuming Sony actually want's to co-produce

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @rudy I doubt X-Men, but maybe spider-man...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  16. Rudy

    I hope they make a reference to x-men and/or spider-man in avengers 2.

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  17. the MovieGhost

    @bawnian-dexeus I had much the same line of thought when I first saw it. To me it almost looks like chainmail.

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  18. Summit10

    @jasdjqs dude believe I was the one who wrote it not The JOKER :D

    3 years agoby @summit10Flag

  19. Superman81

    I dont care what storyline they go with in A2 as long as it involves Thanos. It should be light years better than the first Avengers. I thought the writing for that movie was sub par and the acting not so great.

    3 years agoby @superman81Flag


    @superman81 It really doesn't! I can not wait for them to officially release it so we can see it in good quality!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @superman81 Oh I am with you man!!! I am stoked for MoS!!!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  22. Superman81

    @mcleve02 I loved the comic con footage. I cant wait to see it on the big screen cause your right the phone doesnt do it justice

    3 years agoby @superman81Flag

  23. Superman81

    @mcleve02@bawnian-dexeus I think MOS will be Zack's masterpiece. he knows how important this movie is to his career and the fans. Cavill from all reports put his entire mind and body into becoming Superman. He is Superman according to Shannon and Adams. I think he will do for Superman what Ledger did for Joker. The new suit looks good to me, new 52 style but with a more alien feel to it.

    3 years agoby @superman81Flag

  24. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @the-movieghost My only concern was the suit. Looked very...scaly

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @jasdjqs haha sorry man!!!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @the-movieghost Its someone recording it with like a phone... so it's hard to say...


    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  27. the MovieGhost

    @summit10@mcleve02 Well here's hoping that the both of them, with Nolan's oversight, can produce something of quality.

    @bawnian-dexeus I hadn't seen that footage, was it really that bad?

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

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