Joss Whedon plans to ‘go smaller’ for ‘The Avengers’ sequel
Sequel to the biggest film of the year will be “more personal, more painful.”
It’s a curse of the movie industry that every sequel needs to be bigger than the original whether it warrants it or not. In one way, it makes sense. Audiences expect bigger setpieces and action now that they’ve seen the action in the original already. You have to somehow top it up. But the topping it up can come in emotional moments too, which producers don’t think off. Director Joss Whedon, however, plans to do exactly that to ‘The Avengers’ sequel.
Discussing his ideas for ‘The Avengers 2′ with Geek Tyrant, he reveals that he actually would like to go smaller in scale for the sequel and make it more about the characters. When asked how is he going to go bigger for the sequel, he smartly said:
“By not trying to. By being smaller. More personal, more painful. By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself.”
That’s a brilliant idea for a sequel and I’d definitely be interested in seeing that instead of a lot of stuff blowing up. We have Michael Bay covering that already. These are our favorite superheroes and seeing their dynamics clash against each other is what makes “The Avengers” truly interesting. He went on:
“I want to know what makes them tick, what makes them flawed, what makes them fight – and ultimately, what makes them awesome. I go to these movies for those moments when the heroes define themselves, either through action or deliciously overwritten speeches.”
Can anybody here really disagree with the man?
The Avengers opens May 3rd, 2012.