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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