Joss Whedon Says GODFATHER: PART II Is His 'Guiding Star' For AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Joss Whedon Says GODFATHER: PART II Is His 'Guiding Star' For AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Without giving anything away, Joss Whedon reassures the events of Captain America The Winter Soldier will have an effect on his sequel to The Avengers, although we won't have to see them. Check it out

With some downtime from developing the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012's box office juggernaut, The Avengers, writer-director Joss Whedon attended the premiere of his Much Ado About Nothing movie in Paris, France, earlier this week. Of course, he wasn't able to avoid Age of Ultron questions when he participated in Q&As following the screening of his Shakespeare play adaptation.



When AlloCiné asked if the events of this summer's Captain America: The Winter Soldier have an effect on The Avengers sequel, Joss Whedon explained: "The events of Captain America [The Winter Soldier] will definitely affect the world of Avengers 2. But at the end of the day, I have to make my movie assuming that people will only have seen the first one, or possibly not even seen the first one. I can't assume that everybody went to see Thor [The Dark World], Captain America, and Iron Man 3 in-between. I have to go from one movie to the next and be true to what's happened [in the previous movies], but not be slavish to it. [...] The model I'm always trying to build from, or my guiding star, is The Godfather: Part II where a ton has happened in-between and it's a very different movie [from Part I], but you don't need any information. It's there in the film about what's happened since, what's different, and why is this a different film; why is it a different kind of structure, and why is it darker. It's all there, you're in the vernacular of the first movie and you're just ready to pick up in this new place, and hopefully that's what will happen with my movie. Obviously I'm talking about one of the greatest films ever made (The Godfather: Part II)... I hope mine will be good, but that is my guiding star."

The Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, with Samuel L. Jackson and James Spader. The anticipated film is set to release on May 1, 2015.
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