Joss Whedon On THE AVENGERS Nearing Completion, Audience Expediencies And More!

Joss Whedon On THE AVENGERS Nearing Completion, Audience Expediencies And More!

Make the jump for yet another lengthy chat with Marvel's The Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon, now discussing the film being near completion, Alan Silvestri's composition And More!

During the SXSW film festival, in yet another interview, Marvel's The Avengers helmer Joss Whedon discussed the much-anticipated film nearing completion. Talking with MTV News this time around, Whedon dotted on witnessing Oscar-nominated composer Alan Silvestri at work, what he's expecting from audiences, what his Cabin in the Woods director and co-writer thought of the film and more!

"The most satisfying thing about 'The Avengers' is that soon I will finish it," he said with a weary smile. "That's quite an undertaking — although listening to Alan Silvestri conduct an 80-piece orchestra didn't suck. It was a really beautiful experience," he said of watching the composer at work. "He did such a great job: You're listening to live music and watching your movie form in a way that it doesn't until it has that music. That was exciting."

Whedon said he enjoyed "just having all [of the cast]." "When they would be together, the energy that they would give each other, the way they play off each other, the way they protect each other narratively, making sure that whoever they were coming up against had as much juice as they did. It would be easy to imagine that they would be all be like 'me, me, me,' and it was always 'us, us, us,' and that was really fun," he explained. "Except sometimes they would just gossip so much and talk. 'Guys, we're rolling. We have to make a movie. This isn't a party; this isn't the green room.' "

"I want [audiences] to feel exhausted and fulfilled," he shared. "Not unlike 'Cabin,' it's a ride, and we put the screws to them. We really put the characters through it, and we want the audience to be with them every step of the way and come out of it going, 'That was an extraordinary experience, and now I want to pay to see it again.' "

"[Cabin in the Woods director Dred Gaddard] has seen it: He saw the very first assembly," Whedon said. "He was one of the first people I came to and said, 'Where did I go right?' " "Drew's been told he's not allowed to say anything about it," Goddard said with a smile. "But it's awesome."

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”--the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, & directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble on May 4, 2012. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In addition to "Marvel's The Avengers," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Iron Man 3" on May 3, 2013!; and “Thor 2” on November 15, 2013.

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MrRogers - 3/11/2012, 12:18 PM
Cant wait
JerBear - 3/11/2012, 12:19 PM
Aw yeah!
AlibiBreakfast - 3/11/2012, 12:21 PM
It just sounds like everything came together perfectly for this wonderful moment in comic book history.
theomegasanction - 3/11/2012, 12:23 PM
a lot of interviews coming out but i'm dying to see more pics released
dahamma - 3/11/2012, 12:36 PM
Man im freaking out im so excited to see this
capMO - 3/11/2012, 12:40 PM
fun with interviews and all, but yeah, more visual stuff would be nice, feels like the premiere is a loooong time away..
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headlopper - 3/11/2012, 12:40 PM
The more quotes I read from this man , the more I just want to buy him a few beers!

This sounds great! He's saying all the things I expect to hear from a director of a film this 'big'!
freakybatman - 3/11/2012, 12:49 PM
Joss just has a new interview released every day.
Fogs - 3/11/2012, 12:55 PM
@headlopper - True! Let' buy him a beer! He and RDJ should be nice hangout partners.
Coldblood6 - 3/11/2012, 12:55 PM
@ headlopper

Agreed dude.
TheHitchhikingGhost - 3/11/2012, 12:58 PM
There's a lot of Whedon posts because he's at SXSW right now. Read.
superotherside - 3/11/2012, 1:02 PM
Sounds great!
headlopper - 3/11/2012, 1:15 PM
@Fogs & Coldblood6- You bet!
NOLANITE - 3/11/2012, 1:19 PM
I wouldnt "pay" to see it in the first place. :)
Benjamitesandwich - 3/11/2012, 1:28 PM
I'm most excited of what he said about the score! I pray Alan knocks it out of the park.
OnLeatherWings - 3/11/2012, 2:35 PM
sounds like hes got his shit together. less then two months away!
WOLVERINEDECADE - 3/11/2012, 2:50 PM
April 25th here in the Philippines!!!!!

AVENGERS FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
djKiDDvIcIOUs - 3/11/2012, 3:10 PM
Man I can't wait! Joss is the man and he will own this! Couldn't think of anyone that's a better writer & director. No offense to the nolanites but this will be cbm history!
hulkbuster84 - 3/11/2012, 3:14 PM
I'm really happy that Marvel used Alan Silvestri to score the avengers. He has an amazing body of work under his belt. One of my favorite things about Captain America TFA was the music. I can't wait to see what he has done with the avengers! Hurry up May 4!
mgeoff88 - 3/11/2012, 3:21 PM
The more I read about him, the more I could tell he gets it.

In Whedon I trust. :)

@headlopper Well said, and I agree. The next round is on me. ;)
SageMode - 3/11/2012, 6:29 PM
I have never been so excited for a movie in my life. Especially one that most of us thought would never come to fruition.

The more a hear about this from Whedon makes the anticipation even bigger. We're getting the MOTHA[frick]IN AVENGERS BABAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JonasWepeel - 3/11/2012, 6:30 PM
This movie will blow...........everyone away!!!!!!!
GUNSMITH - 3/11/2012, 6:39 PM
Lert - 3/11/2012, 6:49 PM
...sound like a child getting his first toy to play with!
vtopa - 3/11/2012, 6:55 PM
Am I weird for already wondering about the extra scenes that will be in the DVD?
Vital - 3/11/2012, 7:03 PM
@Intruder, lol. SillyBilly's comment is the definition of trolling. It actually made me laugh cause it was so absurd. Nolanite tried it too but we can all ignore those types of comments, it's for the better.
SageMode - 3/11/2012, 7:10 PM
peppy - 3/11/2012, 10:31 PM
@ sillybilly haha yea cheap ass , is that all you got . $300 million budget yea cheap ass , a marvel cinematic universe , all the characters true to the source material , you guys ......... Couldn't even get bane right looks like something out of a gay brothel.
EarOne - 3/11/2012, 10:47 PM
if Alan Silvestri can match John Williams's signature-ISH epic movie scoring level with The Avengers' music scores, then i'm truly IMPRESSED.
Aussiedadof2 - 3/12/2012, 12:52 AM
I'm so Hanging for this to come out...being in aus means get it before most here too ;-)
JDUKE25 - 3/12/2012, 4:16 AM
Exhausted??? is gonna be like the first Transformers. I was pooped after that movie. My expectations aren't off the wall high for this, but I'm expecting it to be enjoyable.
maskman0 - 3/12/2012, 9:21 PM
I'm sure I'm gonna get what I paid for. A lot of action, some good dialogue. I'm waiting for a somebody to talk about the mysterious aliens and say something along the lines of, "They will rape you, burn your flesh and eat you. If we're lucky, they'll do it in that order." Lol. That line gave me chills (Re; Reapers)

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