Joss Whedon Comments On Managing Characters' Screen Time In The Avengers!

Joss Whedon Comments On Managing Characters' Screen Time In <i>The Avengers</i>!

The director of Marvel's forthcoming film The Avengers, Joss Whedon, recently commented on managing screen time for each character among other things. Check it out!

Inside the latest "Comic Book Movie Preview" issue of Total Film magazine, the director of Marvel Studios' superhero ensemble movie The Avengers, Joss Whedon, dishes on managing multiple leading actors as well managing their shared screen time. Seemingly confirming the film being lead by 'Steve Rogers,' check out what he had to say below!

Is it hard to give every character a descent share of screen time?
"I think the whole point of a team movie is to explain why every member is there, so it's about getting those moments for each character. I think we end up identifying with Steve Rogers, he's our intro into the modern world - because he's only recently joined it. Sometimes we refer to him as Luke Skywalker... but obviously a lot less whiny."

Does that mean you've got a Han Solo?
"Well that would be Tony Stark!"

How is it managing a set full of leading actors?
"You might imagine it would be a giant ego-fest but there are so many stars in this movie no one's carrying the burden of the whole film. Everyone's been very gracious and I think they all really trust each other. I spoke to every one of them about their characters and what I was planning to do before I ever set pen to paper, so I had their input all the through. It was just a question of putting them all together and makign it work."

Also, it's nothing major, but somewhat complimenting - heres a brief set video depicting Joss Whedon seemingly thinking something over. What exactly that "something" is; we may never know. And theres also a random great view of extras running.

Marvel's The Avengers picks up when an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security. And 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. With director Joss Whedon at it's helm, and an ensemble cast including Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Chris Hemsworth (Thor Odinson), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff), Clark Gregg (Agt. Phil Coulson), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), with Tom Hiddleston (Loki Laufeyson), and Stellan Skarsgard (Professor Erik Selvig), the film releases worldwide May 4, 2012!

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