'The Avengers 2' to Offer More Creative Freedom for Joss Whedon

The director believes the studio won't just roll over for him, but that he has earned a level of respect.
The Avengers 2 will offer director Joss Whedon more creative freedom
The Avengers 2 will offer director Joss Whedon more creative freedom
Director Joss Whedon has been making the press rounds in support of his latest film Much Ado About Nothing, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival last week. Of course, he has also been talking about The Avengers 2, with yesterday's update on story details. The filmmaker revealed in yet another interview that his work on Marvel's The Avengers has given him a bit more creative control with the sequel.

"I have some power, you know? I think there's a level of trust. You know, Kevin Feige and I have always had mutual respect, and on the first movie he was very supportive. But there were definitely things where they were like, 'Hmm, we don't see that.' And I think now Kevin is in a place where it would be more like, 'We don't see it, but we think you do.'"


He also made it clear that his last statement doesn't mean Marvel Studios will just let him do whatever he wants.

"That doesn't mean they're just going to roll over and I'm going to say, 'Oh, it's 'Great Lakes Avengers' and we're going to get Squirrel Girl and you're gonna love it.' You know, they need to believe. But all I want to do is make the movie that they want. And so it's been great. We're having that same kind of, 'What if? Oh, and what if?' And 'I was thinking it would be funny ... ooh ooh ooh.' There's definitely a level of earned trust, but as with any good studio head or producer, that doesn't mean a free pass."


Joss Whedon will write and direct The Avengers 2, although it isn't known exactly when production will begin.

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Mark Ruffalo. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.



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Comments (17)

  1. Geekster

    MAYBE CAUSE YOU MADE A F*CK LOAD OF MONEY?

    1 year agoby @The-Mudder-F-cking-Loud-KillerFlag

  2. ejk1

    Well, this is what happens when you direct a $1.5 billion juggernaut. The studio heads at WB should still be kicking themselves over not going with his vision of WW.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  3. skywise

    @bawnian-dexeus I would love to see something. Where did you hear about this?

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. ROFLitschristian

    Give this man a pink zebra if he needs it!

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  5. THE JOKER

    @bawnian-dexeus That would be sweet... that has been the Marvel film that has really been a sleeper

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1@mcleve02@skywise@shuabert

    Just read that the Ant Man test footage might become available online for us to view. No confirmation though

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. SherlockHolmes2009

    @dan1 Definetly, the man deserves everything and than some more

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  8. THE JOKER

    @dan1 Agreed it is about time they let the ones that know what they are doing make the film!!!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  9. Xenon

    that's good news

    2 years agoby @xenon56Flag

  10. skywise

    HAHAHA yes he mentioned Great Lakes Avengers! Love it. Squirrel Girl is the awesome. Oh ya...and who doesn't love Big Bertha? HAHAHA

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  11. Josh

    @dan1 Good point. Fox has been good to him in the past few years, giving him a second season of Dollhouse when the ratings didn't demand it, but this feels like true creative freedom, which can only be a good thing.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Funny, because I thought he already had some in the first

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. Dan

    This was a beautiful article to read. Anyone that knows Whedon's history of being c*ck-blocked by networks/studios knows how big a deal this is. I love it.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  14. Jacob Fredrick

    introduce black panther please!

    2 years agoby @Jacob-FredrickFlag

  15. ChiRep_1

    You made a believer out of me.. The man deserves the studio's blessings and should be able to direct whatever story his heart desires

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag