Joss Whedon talks Avengers 2 and S.H.I.E.L.D.

Joss Whedon’s been talking with MTV about the next Avengers movie and he revealed that he has an outline and has already started on the script. He hopes to have it finished in “a couple of months.” And it sounds like he might be up to his usual trick of breaking hearts. Of the follow up he said, “Don’t go bigger; go deeper. All of these people have met, so you have that out of the way. Now you can spend your time just digging in — and by digging in, I mean with a scalpel, to cause pain.”

Joss Whedon is a man that knows his characters and has said before that he plans on “twisting the knife”. So we might be in for a very emotional sequel. He’s also been doing his part in offering help and guidance to the films that will come before it. 

“I read all the scripts and I give notes on everything,” Joss Whedon said. “I’ll look at cuts when they’re ready to show me. I’ll talk to directors if they want to. I try to make myself useful without being intrusive. I’ve gotten to be a part of all of them. That’s a dream job for a kid like me.”

In addition to the films he’s also been hard at work on S.H.I.E.L.D. which we now know to be set after Avengers Assemble. Obviously that raises the question of how on earth does Agent Coulson come back? Whedon hasn’t provided the answers but he did spend a bit of time talking about the show.

“You have to bring a bit of spectacle to it,” said Whedon. “It’s got to be bigger than your average cop show. But at the end of the day, it’s about the peripheral people. It’s about the people on the edges of the grand adventures. The whole point of the show is that even with all these big things, the little things matter.” 

“It’s about people who don’t have super powers. There will be some people with powers, there will be FX, and there will be the spectacle of science-fiction storytelling – but all played on a very human, small level. That’s the appeal of the thing.”

ABC President Paul Lee also had something to say about the show.

“This is S.H.I.E.L.D. They’re following their own particular stories. There are characters in it, Coulson, who clearly comes from Avengers. So it’s part of the world, but we’re going to be very, very careful that we don’t tread on the toes of the features and build a whole new world. And that’s what Joss Whedon does better than anybody else. He’s built a world for us.”

It’s all very exciting for the Whedon fans. But the real question in all of this is who’s going to get killed off? This is Joss Whedon; not everyone’s going to make it. Have the Kleenex at the ready guys.

The S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot starts shooting in a couple of weeks and Avengers 2 will be released 1st of May 2015.

Sources: MTV, IGN

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