Joss Whedon Says GODFATHER: PART II Is His 'Guiding Star' For AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Joss Whedon Says GODFATHER: PART II Is His 'Guiding Star' For AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Without giving anything away, Joss Whedon reassures the events of Captain America The Winter Soldier will have an effect on his sequel to The Avengers, although we won't have to see them. Check it out

With some downtime from developing the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012's box office juggernaut, The Avengers, writer-director Joss Whedon attended the premiere of his Much Ado About Nothing movie in Paris, France, earlier this week. Of course, he wasn't able to avoid Age of Ultron questions when he participated in Q&As following the screening of his Shakespeare play adaptation.

When AlloCiné asked if the events of this summer's Captain America: The Winter Soldier have an effect on The Avengers sequel, Joss Whedon explained: "The events of Captain America [The Winter Soldier] will definitely affect the world of Avengers 2. But at the end of the day, I have to make my movie assuming that people will only have seen the first one, or possibly not even seen the first one. I can't assume that everybody went to see Thor [The Dark World], Captain America, and Iron Man 3 in-between. I have to go from one movie to the next and be true to what's happened [in the previous movies], but not be slavish to it. [...] The model I'm always trying to build from, or my guiding star, is The Godfather: Part II where a ton has happened in-between and it's a very different movie [from Part I], but you don't need any information. It's there in the film about what's happened since, what's different, and why is this a different film; why is it a different kind of structure, and why is it darker. It's all there, you're in the vernacular of the first movie and you're just ready to pick up in this new place, and hopefully that's what will happen with my movie. Obviously I'm talking about one of the greatest films ever made (The Godfather: Part II)... I hope mine will be good, but that is my guiding star."

The Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, with Samuel L. Jackson and James Spader. The anticipated film is set to release on May 1, 2015.
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ezio619 - 1/24/2014, 11:46 AM
that makes sense,now hear comes the bashers who think whedon compared avengers 2 to godfather 2 level
DefcoN - 1/24/2014, 11:49 AM
So... Can we expect some kind of "treason"?
ALegendaryPanda - 1/24/2014, 11:51 AM
This movie is going to dominate the summer of 2015!
MrReese - 1/24/2014, 11:52 AM
Sounds good 2 me.
MexicanSexyman - 1/24/2014, 11:52 AM
Sure it is. I can't wait for this film.
blvdnoise - 1/24/2014, 11:54 AM
Can't effin wait!
Smallvillefan21 - 1/24/2014, 11:54 AM
cipher - 1/24/2014, 11:54 AM
DefcoN - 1/24/2014, 11:55 AM
ezio619 - 1/24/2014, 11:56 AM
AlegendaryPanda-yeah man, this year with cap, spidey, xmen and guardians(hoping to see a trailer in february and a 5 minute preview with cap 2), then we got avengers age of ultron and ant man next year and batman vs superman/man of steel 2/ jusitce league in 2016, exciting times ahead,hop[efully they are worth the wait!!
Smallvillefan21 - 1/24/2014, 11:56 AM
DefcoN and cipher

Face it, The only reason you guys came up with those Godfather video and picture posts is cause of Al Bundy! LOL
cipher - 1/24/2014, 11:59 AM
I love The Godfather Part II, but I actually prefer the first one.
MecoBoy - 1/24/2014, 11:59 AM
Ya quiero ver la, no mamen, la espera va ser larga
ALegendaryPanda - 1/24/2014, 12:00 PM

Yeah man, although it sure would've been great to follow up Age of Ultron with Batman/Superman :(
cipher - 1/24/2014, 12:01 PM

Nubase - 1/24/2014, 12:04 PM
lol!..there no way avengers 2 can even reach the level of godfather 2, what a stupid thing to say joss!
ezio619 - 1/24/2014, 12:11 PM
Nubase-dude he didnt mean that it was gonna reach the level of godfather 2, he is just using it as a model, as an approach to doing avengers 2
MrCBM56 - 1/24/2014, 12:14 PM

I know right, it's been bugging me too.
MrCBM56 - 1/24/2014, 12:14 PM
Is this is the case, this movie should be beyond great.
ALmazing - 1/24/2014, 12:16 PM
marvel72 - 1/24/2014, 12:16 PM
what a movie to be your guiding star,avengers age of ultron could be the greatest comic book movie ever!
knocturnalzen10 - 1/24/2014, 12:18 PM
interesting........... i think he'll do a great job
wcwpoet - 1/24/2014, 12:19 PM
That's what I'm talking about! Bart Scott says it best
MrCBM56 - 1/24/2014, 12:20 PM

TheBeard - 1/24/2014, 12:20 PM
cant wait for filming to start so we can see what Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch look like

and Godfather part 2 is epic

top 3 mob movies

1) godfather part 2

2) godfather part 1

3) Goodfellas
.casino would get an honorable mention from as well
cipher - 1/24/2014, 12:21 PM
Did you try uploading the pic from imgur, yoss? I dunno, maybe it'll work.

Apologies in advance for being absolutely useless.
cipher - 1/24/2014, 12:21 PM
cipher- You're always useless. You don't add anything. Ever.
cipher - 1/24/2014, 12:22 PM
F*ck off, twat.
Reasonnnn - 1/24/2014, 12:22 PM
Omarvls - 1/24/2014, 12:25 PM
So I guess Hawkeye will be Fredo?


can't wait for Age Of Ultron

1.5 Billion Box Office
ezio619 - 1/24/2014, 12:25 PM
bravado-yeah january movies suck, the only movie that i have heard that was actually OFFICIALLY released in january that was alright to even good was jack ryan
cipher - 1/24/2014, 12:29 PM
Bravado- BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! It's my destiny. My entire existence is a cautionary tale.
Isra - 1/24/2014, 12:30 PM
I have nothing to worry about.

NOTHING, I tell you.

Joss is a fracking genius.
cipher - 1/24/2014, 12:30 PM
Don't drink, kids.
BoneSawIsReady - 1/24/2014, 12:30 PM
That is quite a weight to carry for Joss. He's torn between making a fan-film and a standalone film all at the same time! I wish Marvel/Disney would allow Joss a director's cut, because I'm sure there will be much left on the edting table... like more Hulk... less Iron Man.
BANEofExistence - 1/24/2014, 12:32 PM
Hard to have a "Cinematic Universe" with events and not trying to conncect... If people never saw the first Thor, but saw The Avengers theyd be like wtf? whos this guy y is he a dick and the blonde one is nice? or cap... whats this blue cube thingy? How does capt know what it ius?
GliderMan - 1/24/2014, 12:33 PM
TDK trilogy is a good "guiding star" too, in terms of trilogy.
MsDarkPhoenix - 1/24/2014, 12:34 PM
@cipher I DO WHAT I WANT!!! YOLO #DarkPhoenixSwag
l0rdleg0las - 1/24/2014, 12:34 PM
My only issues I want different with the sequel are, showcase Cap as the leader instead of Stark. Have Thor be a bigger presense. Scale back the BW parts(it is the culmination of individual hero movies. The characters with movied about their characters are who people pay to see)
MsDarkPhoenix - 1/24/2014, 12:36 PM
@Bravado If you learn will you please tell me too? I don't know how to post anything here apart from pics that I have already uploaded at the fansite.
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