Joss Whedon And Jonathan Eusebio Discuss The Epic Final Battle In MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS
In the following video interview, director Joss Whedon and fight coordinator Jonathan Eusebio look back at the epic battle in the film which pits Earth's Mightiest Heroes against Loki and his alien army.
In an interview with MTV Splash Page, director Joss Whedon has revealed the difficulties behind helming the epic final battle between the team and Loki's army which takes place on the streets of Manhattan, New York. "The final battle is not small. It really was a task to make sure that everybody was working at their particular power level, and every now and then we had to adjust things because there are things that Cap can do Hawkeye can't, and Thor can do that Cap can't, and Hulk can do that Thor can't. You've just got to make sure that you stay true to their realities."
"Not only did we have doubles for all the actors, but for Loki's army, we had a whole crop of stunt men, 10 to 12 core guys," adds Jonathan Eusebio, the fight coordinator for the superhero ensemble. "All we did is choreograph huge action pieces for the whole last sequence. When that sequence actually came up, we already had really good pieces choreographed and rehearsed with most of the actors and the stunt people."
Whedon recently revealed that he had to write the script while filming, and Eusebio confirms that putting the fight scenes together also involved a similar amount of pressure. "There were some days that were tough and we had to make stuff up on the spot, and not just individual one-on-one type pieces. It would be pieces where it's eight-on-one, and the actors would pick it up on the spot, that day. I was pretty proud of the fact that they could adapt to changes on the spot. There's a Thor-Captain America team-up in the street, that one we pieced together pretty quick the day before we were going to shoot it. I think that turned out really good."
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
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