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'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.

Sources: 24 Hours

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  1. jasdjqs

    @mcleve02 and hiding under Batman's cape hehehe :D

    2 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag


    @jasdjqs haha which line?

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  3. jasdjqs

    @mcleve02 and hiding under Batman's cape hehehe :D You took my line dude, lol

    2 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag


    @summit10@bawnian-dexeus I still have high hopes for it! I think it will be good when it is all said and done...

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02@summit10 After seeing the leaked comic con footage, I'm a bit weary for some elements. Until a full trailer of the highest quality, I'm 50/50

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. Summit10

    @mcleve02 well Henry waited for this a long time even being taken out in the Bond auditions. Acting wise not confident, Zack still has penchant for visually stunning VFX but no content hopefully Nolan's mentorship can "break the sound barrier"

    still looking at the glass half full... Cheers ! :D

    2 years agoby @summit10Flag


    @summit10 They are definitely saying the right things to make it seem that way for sure! I believe we are going to get a Superman film we have all been waiting for!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  8. Summit10

    @mcleve02 there we go, been away too long. thanks for the tip :D Man of Steel is going to be grittier Nolan has his imprint on it I hope it will make the hero more "relatable" so until Supes Kneel before Zod make mine Marvel (i made a funny) XD

    2 years agoby @summit10Flag


    @summit10 btw... a tagging suggestion... drag your mouse over someone's comment and right by where it says how long ago they commented, you will see their @mention tag... Mine is actually @mcleve02 not The Joker haha... this way we can see that someone wrote to us! :)

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @summit10 haha... hopefully they will come out in full force with The Man of Steel

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  11. Summit10

    @the JOKER and hiding under Batman's cape hehehe :D

    2 years agoby @summit10Flag


    @summit10 Sitting back with their tales between their legs...

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  13. Summit10

    ante up the game... DC what the hell are you doing?

    2 years agoby @summit10Flag

  14. skywise

    Very wise of Marvel to show Whedon so much love. And judging from his attitude he is the perfect guy.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  15. ROFLitschristian

    Can't wait. Hopefully phase two will be the Empire Strikes Back of this gigantic saga.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag


    @the-movieghost haha agreed! It was quite honestly a joke man!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  17. the MovieGhost

    @mcleve02 Pff, that entire thing can kiss my arse for all I care about it.

    2 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag


    @the-movieghost AGREED! I am stoked for this film... let's just hope the we have been reading the Mayan calendar upside down and the world in 5105 so we will be around for it! ;)

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  19. the MovieGhost

    @mcleve02 Ohho baby... does THAT fight sound epic...

    @dan1 Very good point there. I hope they don't backslide too much with Cap 2.

    2 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  20. Sean

    @Raghu-Seetharaman I couldn't agree with you more on that :) .

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  21. Raghu Seetharaman

    With Joss Whedon on board again for a second time he will do an amazing job just like he did in the avengers period.

    2 years agoby @Raghu-SeetharamanFlag


    @dan1 I am sure he is going to... He did use the term Iron Fist and that he didn't WANT to use it... doesn't mean he won't haha

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  23. Dan

    The only movie I'm nervous about is Cap 2. The directors are known for a comedy show and You, Me, and Dupree. I hope Whedon influences a LOT on that one.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag


    @Joshua-Hollaway If so do you think Maestro would appear?

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @Joshua-Hollaway Are they bringing back the Destroyer?

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @bawnian-dexeus It has too happen... If he is digging the knife in a twisting it, Hulk needs to be challenged as well!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  27. Joshua Hollaway

    @mcleve02 I'm interested to see how The Destroyer and Hulk will interact. I think the strength fight between Thanos and Hulk will only be a few seconds until Thanos gets bored and projects a force field.

    2 years agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  28. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 I want Thanos to bitch slap Hulk like he did in Infinity Gauntlet

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @Joshua-Hollaway I'm ready for that strength fight between Hulk and Thanos... cities should be destroyed...

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  30. Joshua Hollaway

    Thanos Imperative story arc..let us see how this goes

    2 years agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

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