Joss Whedon Talks THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON; Wants To Bring Tigra To The Big Screen

Joss Whedon Talks THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON; Wants To Bring Tigra To The Big Screen

While he doesn't share any details on the titular villain of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, writer and director Joss Whedon does reveal which female superheroes he would like to bring to the big screen. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound as if he's a huge fan of Captain Marvel!

Talking at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, The Avengers: Age of Ultron writer and director Joss Whedon was once again quizzed on the involvement of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in the sequel, but most interesting were his comments about which female superheroes he want to bring to life on the big screen. Unfortunately, most of them are in the X-Men so Fox has the rights to all of them! I kind of have a thing for Tigra; I'm not gonna lie. I remember being an adolescent boy going, 'She's furry, but that should be gross and it's kind of not. That's hot!" As for The Wasp, he added: "I love The Wasp. I wrote a whole draft of The Avengers that was about The Wasp. Then they said, 'Can you write an Avengers movie?'" However, despite the fact that Captain Marvel (a.k.a. Ms. Marvel) is a popular choice with fans to get a chance to shine in a movie, Whedon isn't quite so sure it seems. "You know, I do like a character whose powers are a bit more defined. Pietro and Wanda, I know what they're able to do. With her, we have set rules for the film. With somebody that's just awesome and flies around, and punches things...that actually makes our job harder! The easier life is for them, the harder it is for you."

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GetsugaTensho22 - 7/21/2013, 4:12 AM
Jeez mate, Tigra, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver AND Ultron?
I'm not worried, but this is starting to sound SERIOUSLY Hokey and too comic-booky :S
Giznad - 7/21/2013, 4:22 AM
@Getsuga, bro, did you watch the video? He just answered a question about who he would like to see on screen. Shit.
Lockjaw - 7/21/2013, 4:33 AM
ULTRON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MightyZeus - 7/21/2013, 4:33 AM
I dont mind. I would prefer 'Ms Marvel' or 'Ant Man' but whatever. In Whedon i trust.
SugarYumYum - 7/21/2013, 4:34 AM
"I love The Wasp. I wrote a whole draft of The Avengers that was about The Wasp. Then they said, 'Can you write an Avengers movie?'"


Seriously though Joss, give us Ms. Marvel!
AmazingFantasy - 7/21/2013, 4:39 AM
mgeoff88 - 7/21/2013, 4:49 AM
I'm not too familiar with Tigra, but I wouldn't mind that at all.

You can't really be too picky when solo female superhero movies are seriously lacking in both quality and quantity.

@SugarYumYum I'm with you, but it doesn't sound like Joss Whedon is too on board with doing a Ms. Marvel movie.

Which is huge shame, because with him directing, it would no doubt be badass and great.
antbwan - 7/21/2013, 4:50 AM
The real question should be asked is Hank Pym in Avengers 2?
WingHeadAvenger - 7/21/2013, 4:52 AM
Joss Whedon has a love for classic Avengers and I love him for it!
Marveloverdc - 7/21/2013, 4:53 AM
Ultron will be the next step after the LMD in Captain America: TWS. Surely that means Hank will have to he a cameo and of course this sets up wasp. After age of ultron there will be and animal film. In averages 3 we'll see giant man and wasp. Also coulson as the vision because he is a LMD in the show. Ms Marvel would be an easy link in too with the comsic universe but as always in Whedon we must trust.
TheGambitFreak - 7/21/2013, 4:54 AM
Woooooooow, lol. Had no idea Joss was into zoophilia. Haha
TheGambitFreak - 7/21/2013, 4:55 AM
@Marveloverdc I know yesterday was one of the busiest days here on CBM, but keep up, lol. Diesel let slip he's gonna be Vision, Marvel has all but confirmed.
TheShroud - 7/21/2013, 5:05 AM
I feel with Whedon we would prolly get Moondragon, Mantis or Hellcat before Ms Marvel.
P862010 - 7/21/2013, 5:12 AM
so basically joss says he could never do a superman movie lol
Marveloverdc - 7/21/2013, 5:14 AM
@thegambitfreak I'm sceptical on that one till its official announced....or maybe I just don't want to believe it! Can't see him making a good vision. Voice of rocket raccoon, thanos or even a new kingpin for daredevil but he'll be to streetwise for vision. I don't see the fit and think it smells a bit of bull crap. He loves going on about this meeting, I think it's him having some fun wit the fanboys.....or again my wishful thinking lol
TelaVizion - 7/21/2013, 5:17 AM
Marvel had wanted to do a Tigra movie years ago with Michelle Rodriegez (before they ever had their own studio)...

I wouldn't mind if she gets the part again.
TheShroud - 7/21/2013, 5:18 AM
there is also Jocasta, but that is AFTER Pym, Ultron, Vision, and Wasp have appeared as you need all of them first. Does the appearance of Vision require Wonder Man (Vin Diesel? Ha) He WM did appear in Avengers #9, well before many other Avengers....
TelaVizion - 7/21/2013, 5:21 AM
Why are ppl so crazy over Captain Marvel/Ms. Marvel anyway... At least wait until the Kree is more involved in the movies.
Marveloverdc - 7/21/2013, 5:23 AM
@telavizion didn't know that but I agree, she'd be a decent choice. I think tigra would bring something new to the party. As joss said Ms Marvel just flys around and isn't close quarters fighting. Tigra would be kickass but what does that mean for black panther if there is visually similar female version on screen. 2 cat like characters would be over kill in my eyes.
CherryBomb - 7/21/2013, 5:24 AM

Tigra would be great,
she's a sexy, fun and wild character and it'd be interesting to see some interaction with RDJ's Iron Man.
TheSisko - 7/21/2013, 5:25 AM
What horse dung!! Scarlet Witch's powers are way more undefined then anything Carol Danvers can do. Plus he wanted do a Wonder Woman movie. She can fly and punch people, so again totally horse dung Joss...
M6 - 7/21/2013, 5:26 AM
OK. Someone who's just awesome, flies around and punches sounds really difficult to make a movie about that character. Wait, isn't that what Superman is doing most of time? Or was it Thor? lol
ParisSun - 7/21/2013, 5:27 AM
The fact that people can listen to these interviews and take Whedon seriously is amazing. This guy is cracking wise 50% of the time. Tigra will never see the light of day in an Avengers movie.

The only thing you can take away from this interview is that we will likely never see Ms. Marvel and Whedon is the type of guy would rather write and direct Batman than Superman.
Marveloverdc - 7/21/2013, 5:27 AM
@firstofkhonshu Ture but does that mean they'd have to bring in wonder man?? If that's the case vin disel starts to make sense. As much as I hate to admit it
marvel72 - 7/21/2013, 5:28 AM
TheSisko - 7/21/2013, 5:29 AM
@TelaVision because she has a consistent ongoing Marvel title, and a true symbol of girl power.
RamonSuarez - 7/21/2013, 5:31 AM

You make very good points about Scarlet Witch's powers. It makes me wonder what Joss wants to do with the hex power and how he is going to explain a very mystical attribute in what's been so far a more science based franchise.
PredatorRIsing - 7/21/2013, 5:34 AM
I don't think Tygra will make it into the sequel, but Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will
sameoldthing - 7/21/2013, 5:36 AM
Tigra would be difficult to pull off..her look and wearing a bikini,etc.

Her abilities are a tad mundane too,claws & great agility thats pretty much it.

Avengers should have some heavy-hitters & Ms.Marvel is one,hate her new costume though.
TheShroud - 7/21/2013, 5:38 AM
It is a lot of backstory to catch up on, and having WM turn up, as villian, then good guy, then have his brainwaves scanned into the Vision. As for who Vin D is playing: The Age of Ultron comics feature Luke Cage, Moon Knight, and TASKMASTER, as well as VISION (that I am thinking is most likely).
Unless he will play ULTRON!
RamonSuarez - 7/21/2013, 5:40 AM
Actually Tigra would fit well into the Avengers since here powers make her a feral type character that's missing in the franchise. Her tracking ability would be awesome.
YellowJacket - 7/21/2013, 5:45 AM
I'm glad he's sticking closer to the Silver Age line-up. It's clearly the era he's got the most love for and is the one he wants to see up there on the screen.
Marveloverdc - 7/21/2013, 5:57 AM
@fistofkhonshu true there is a hell of a back story but could shorten it if they want. And god knows what they want with him lol. Thought he would of been on the GOTG panel as rocket but I'm stumped now!?! I think taskmaster is in agents of sheild though. The agent who becomes him has been cast so think that's out. Wonder man could flesh out MsMarvel's story but as you say there is a lot to get in be the age of ultron!!!!!!!
Marveloverdc - 7/21/2013, 5:58 AM
@RamonSuarez One question Tigra or Black Pather?
biggcess - 7/21/2013, 6:12 AM
I've always envisioned Tigra being a circus freak that happens to stumble into the action. Her abilities always kept under wraps to her circus family her justification being that the skin "Deformity" is more than enough for anyone to know.

And them she sees the chitauri and decides to do something with her abilities.
biggcess - 7/21/2013, 6:12 AM
TheShroud - 7/21/2013, 6:12 AM

Taskmaster cast? for what?

Maybe Diesel can play Wonder Man in Avengers 2 and die, and THEN become The VISION in Av3, taking MORE than just brainwaves, taking his form as well... ha.
TheShroud - 7/21/2013, 6:16 AM
Maybe Hellcat can appear instead of Tigra, then go and join Doc Strange for Defenders.
TheShroud - 7/21/2013, 6:18 AM
Maybe Black Panther has a threesome with Tigra and Hellcat..!
TheShroud - 7/21/2013, 6:19 AM
and one-day I wanna see Moon Knight and Nighthawk out-batman Batman... if you know what I mean
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