Joss Whedon On How THE AVENGERS Prepared Him For AGE OF ULTRON

Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon discusses how his experience prepping and filming 2012's The Avengers has prepared him for the sequel. "I want to be clearer about how I engage the audience, where I take them."

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By Mark Julian - 8/26/2013
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Here's another snippet from the extensive Entertainment Weekly discussion with "it" director of the moment, Joss Whedon. Inside the magazine's pages, Whedon touches on what filming The Avengers taught him and how he'll apply those lessons in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Said the geek icon, "I want to be clearer about how I engage the audience, and where I take them. I want more control visually, more time to prep it. Not that I didn't dictate every shot - I did. But there's only so much you can do when you're making a summer film when the ball is already rolling as fast as it was when I got in. Why do it again if you can't do it better?"

On looking back at his 2012 smash hit, Whedon reflected, "I don't think you'd look at it and go, 'This is a model of perfect structure.' You'd go, 'This is working.' I like it. I'm proud of it and I like its imperfections. The thing I cared about most - making a summer movie like the ones from my childhood - is the thing I pulled off."

You can read more from Whedon in the latest edition of EW, available on newsstands now.

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dannybosa - 8/26/2013, 11:43 AM
1 year from now we will see quicksilver in dofp but as a past character

2 years from now we'll see him with his sister

dannybosa - 8/26/2013, 11:43 AM
So im looking forward for AOU
TheWolverine08 - 8/26/2013, 11:43 AM
Kill it Joss.
wcwpoet - 8/26/2013, 11:45 AM
Can't wait till more news comes out! But I have to make sure I don't spoil myself like I did from other movies this summer.
HeroWithAThousandFaces - 8/26/2013, 11:45 AM
Huh. I see. It's gonna be a slow news day.
KingMarvel - 8/26/2013, 11:45 AM
oke good to know
MisterNiceGuy - 8/26/2013, 11:46 AM
Please be good
MercwithMouth - 8/26/2013, 11:47 AM
All Hail Joss!!!

Lol, i love Joss's talent, and I love the character-driven way he does everything. He's definitely the right man for the job.

Bring on Ultron!
knocturnalzen10 - 8/26/2013, 11:48 AM
marvel fans should be so happy they have a great director who actually wrote comics............... it shows
now if DC can kidnapp jonathan nolan from chris , so goyer can give us a better screen play -_-
gmoney0505 - 8/26/2013, 11:48 AM
Have a story that is better than some of the EMH stories from the cartoon because that was a shit story for 5 years of buildup
SageMode - 8/26/2013, 11:48 AM
CBM of 2015. Can't wait to see set pics and footage for this.
Grayson7954 - 8/26/2013, 11:50 AM
Just cause its not as "big" doesnt mean cant be better, it can easily be better without having something top an alien invasion, that doesnt dictate better storytelling, i say this to the soley visually stimulated fanboys
MarvelWeiner - 8/26/2013, 11:50 AM
Visually, it can be WAY better than the first...
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 11:52 AM
I'm gonna predict he kills off Stark in this one.
anthonyEstark - 8/26/2013, 11:52 AM
After seeing it again last night, I saw that Jarvis is getting too smart. He's acting too much like Ultron.
anthonyEstark - 8/26/2013, 11:53 AM
@ndw I don't think so. Downey is comin' back for A3 also.
DioFoRio - 8/26/2013, 11:53 AM
for coming in late writing while filming and scrapping the script that came before it...Not a bad job mr Whedon! Fave CBM numero uno.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 11:54 AM
You know it would be interesting if this took place in a post apocalypse New Your after Ultron has taken over.

It's not gonna happen, but it would be sick (in a good way) if they went that route.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 11:54 AM
@anthonyEstark Heroes come back from the dead all the time.
knocturnalzen10 - 8/26/2013, 11:56 AM
I wonder what his wonderwoman script was like ?
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 11:57 AM
@MrSundayNight Wash was everyone's favorite character off Firefly (besides Mel), and Wheadon obviously didn't give a damn.
thewolveRAYne - 8/26/2013, 11:57 AM
Enough of Joss giving two cents every day about A2. Just go make it and come back when you have some video to show.
superotherside - 8/26/2013, 12:00 PM
Can't wait. Hope he gives Pym a reference in building the brains of Ultron at least. I don't mind Stark building the robots or integrating him into Shield's OS or something but I'd like Pym to get at least a mention.
TheAbomination - 8/26/2013, 12:02 PM
When this film is released, the MCU will surpass the Harry Potter movies as the highest grossing franchise of all time.
thewonderer - 8/26/2013, 12:03 PM
As the one person who thought Avengers was merely okay, please step up your game Joss.
Azazel1 - 8/26/2013, 12:03 PM
Let's hope it is indeed better than the first one...

Most overatted CBM of all time...
IM53 - 8/26/2013, 12:04 PM
Age of Ultron photo: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Fan Made) Teaser ageofultron_zpsf3f40366.png
Furthermore - 8/26/2013, 12:05 PM
Avatar 2 is pushed back to 2016.
MrCBM56 - 8/26/2013, 12:05 PM
IM53 - 8/26/2013, 12:06 PM
Marvel is winning photo: Tony Stark: Winning Iron-Man.jpg
Azazel1 - 8/26/2013, 12:07 PM
@Manofreel-Actually I think Joss Wheedon is more scared of Days of Future Past then he is Batman and Superman...
MrCBM56 - 8/26/2013, 12:08 PM
Avatar is probably going to be more anticipated by the GA than this

Are you [frick]ing crazy?! Cameron's Avatar hype is gone. The general audience probably doesn't know a sequel is even coming out.
Furthermore - 8/26/2013, 12:08 PM
@ Grayson7954

Well, The Empire Strikes Back was the smallest in terms of scale and the most personal one among the original Star Wars trilogy. And of course it is the best from the three movies.

In lots of my favorite movies, in fact, the smaller adventures are the best. The best example of this is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. All three films are great, but the first, The Fellowship of the Ring, follows an adventure much smaller and less populated than the two sequels. The first act of the movie involves four hobbits running through woods and across little rivers, away from four cloaked horsemen.

The film’s climactic battle is a skirmish in a forest. Great heroism occurs in the later films, with thousands charging thousands and giant beasts brought down, but nothing like the simple drama of one man facing down a company of uruk hai.

Hell, look at the TDK trilogy. While TDK may be the best film of the three, Batman Begins is really focused on Batman and is actually a story about The Caped Crusader. We have time in this film for Batman to interrogate a crooked cop by dangling him upside down, and to save a woman from being mugged or murdered in a subway station.

Age Of Ultron looks promising thus far.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/26/2013, 12:08 PM
Star Wars Episode 7, Superman vs Batman, and The Avengers :Age of Ultron.

I think we can rightfully declare 2015: The year of the nerds.
IM53 - 8/26/2013, 12:09 PM
It's so on....About time people see Wanda. Scarlet witch photo: Scarlet Witch Scarlet_Witch_Ultimate.jpg
MisterNiceGuy - 8/26/2013, 12:09 PM
I agree, kill Tony please.
bluedude - 8/26/2013, 12:10 PM
My 2nd most anticipated movie of 2015 baby
Hope theres more badass elements and less fun elements
MrReese - 8/26/2013, 12:12 PM
Pull a Nolan Joss! XD
IM53 - 8/26/2013, 12:13 PM
Scarlet witch photo: Scarlet Witch 2 86113-scarlet-witch_400.jpg
MisterNiceGuy - 8/26/2013, 12:13 PM
Wonderer didn't even do anything wrong and people go apeshit on him.
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