Joss Whedon On His AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Salary Rumors
Joss Whedon sets the record straight on rumors that he's receiving $100 million dollars to write/direct the sequel to 2012's $1.5 billion, top grossing summer blockbuster. "It bothers me," says the Avengers: Age of Ultron director.
Ever since rumors of Robert Downey Jr.'s hefty payday for The Avengers surfaced (those rumors were true by the way), it's become a "thing" to speculate on how much star talent is grossing for certain films. Hugh Jackman was recently the subject of such rumors and not too long ago, so was Joss Whedon. However, Whedon tells Entertainment Weekly that those rumors are not true. "It bothers me. I think it gives people an impression of who you are that is not one I'm comfortable with," said Whedon, who's hard at work on the script for Age of Ultron. He continues, "I'm making the second movie. Does anybody think I'm not getting paid? But it's not anywhere like what they're talking about."
It bothers Joss because he believes those type of gaudy figures makes people think less of him. "Yeah, I think they would," was his response when asked that very question. "I do feel like it indicates a certain removal from reality that I hope to avoid."
You can read more from Whedon in the latest edition of EW, available on newsstands now.
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