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Joss Whedon - "The Avengers" Movie - Who is researching the role of the Wasp ?

Tuesday 28 September 2010, by Webmaster

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Whedon Talks AVENGERS

SFX has rounded up comments made by Joss Whedon about The Avengers from their upcoming "Worlds of Whedon" special issue.

With regards to Marvel’s level of creative control the director said, "There are definitely stipulations and restrictions, but Kevin Feige is very active as a producer and worked with me a lot on the story, but they are absolutely honouring the fact that this is my film."

He also praises Marvel studios for a style of filmmaking evidenced by the Iron Man movies, which allowed Robert Downey Jr. space to explore the character of Tony Stark rather than putting him through rigid paces.

Whedon says there’s a real challenge in blending all the characters together in a way that the audience will accept, while still telling a compelling story. "By the way, there’s a thunder god. You guys are cool, right? This guy is big and green and this character wears an American flag. It’s all good, right? It’s totally real world.’ Finding the tone and plots that are coherent is what I go to bed thinking about and wake up thinking about, but it’s doable," he told SFX.

And while a mega movie like The Avengers will certainly be action-driven, Whedon recognizes the vast acting talent he has at his disposal for this movie.

"What I will struggle with, in the outline and throughout, is that I would like to put these actors in a room and just make Glengarry Glen Ross. We’re talking about really exciting people and at the same time I have to keep the momentum of the thing going. I can’t let it turn into a lull fest," Whedon said. "Knowing that I have enough time to do both of those things – that by the end of the movie you will feel ‘in’ with these guys – is the trick. It’s not an easy one but one that Marvel absolutely honours.

"They don’t hire Mark Ruffalo [the new Hulk] to say one iconic line and strike a pose. They hire him because he has so much humanity in him. He’s the antithesis of the iconic actor. He’s so human. He was my first choice to play the part, and the fact he is playing the part is nuts! They went to great lengths to make that happen and they understood exactly why he was right for the part."