Joss Whedon Talks More About His Role As Marvel Studios' Creative Consultant
Part of Joss Whedon's deal after helming The Avengers not only included returning to direct the sequel, but also acting as Marvel Studios' "Creative Consultant" in their Phase Two plans. Here, he clarifies what exactly his role with the studio is.
Joss Whedon did a last-minute polish of the Captain America: The First Avenger screenplay while working on The Avengers for Marvel Studios, and after the latter went on to gross over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office, they wasted no time in signing him up as both the director of the sequel and their Creative Consultant. Talking to Empire Magazine recently, Whedon had this to say about his role overseeing the solo movies of Phase Two which are all leading to the reassembling of Earth's Mightiest Heroes in 2015. "Kevin is terrific storyteller and a criminal mastermind with these films. He knows exactly what he's trying to do, not just to serve the whole universe but with each movie. Having the opportunity to help realise, to say, "Well, isn't this what you're going for over here?" ... I mean, I'm not going to get in the soup with some other director. I'm going to say what I think of screenplay or a cut and then I leave the room bowing, because you don't take that away from someone. Ultimately, Kevin is the Captain. I'm Black Widow. Well, I'm dressed as Black Widow..." So, while Whedon obviously doesn't take too much of a hands on approach in terms of interfering with the vision of the other filmmakers, it will come as a relief to many to learn that he at least keeps a watchful eye on them.
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