Now that Joss Whedon’s superhero team-up movie, The Avengers, made well over a billion dollars worldwide, and Marvel’s next step in their ongoing saga, Iron Man 3, has opened overseas with numbers that put the film on track to make the studio gazillions more, it’s probably safe to say that there’s a lot of public interest concerning which direction things are going heading into The Avengers 2. And, lucky for us, Whedon has been pretty generous when it comes to answering questions.
When he talked to Collider on the red carpet of the Iron Man 3 premier, he hinted at the fact that he might be adding Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch to the Avengers roster in his upcoming sequel, and it seems that when Desde Hollywood talked to him at the same event, he even talked a bit about his plans for the Avengers’ arch-villain, Thanos, who made his appearance in the after-credits sequence of the first film.
When asked why this intergalactic conqueror should be a concern for a team as powerful as the Avengers, Whedon replied, “Well, Thanos is more powerful. He is so powerful he is not someone you can just try out and punch him. Like he did in the comics, you want him to be threading through the universe and to save the big finale for the big finale. But he is definitely part of what I have going on.”
While that definitely makes it sound like Whedon and the rest of the Marvel Movie Universe’s architects’ plans for Thanos are extensive, it doesn’t exactly make it sound like he’s set up to be the big villain for The Avengers 2. I mean, “part of what I have going on?” What does that mean? Whedon clarified even further by saying, “The thing about the Avengers …read more
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