Whedon Explains His Take On The Avengers

Posted: January 13, 2012 by tmepost in Movies, Previews

By Sean McQuillan

I'm still waiting for Black Widow's solo picture to wash the memories of Electra away...

Joss Whedon (Buffy, Firefly) has explained how he solved the issue of “Too many goddamn characters” while directing The Avengers:  By telling it from Captain America’s perspective.  Whedon explains his a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, that this doesn’t mean that any of the characters won’t get their share of the spotlight, merely that Steve Rogers will rise as the team’s leader to keep things cohesive.

I Whedon’s words:

“I set out with a very simple problem: There is no reason for these people to be in the same movie. So that’s what my movie has to be about. So much of the movie takes place from Steve Rogers’ perspective, since he’s the guy who just woke up and sees this weird ass world. Everyone else has been living in it.”

Chris Evans, who plays Cap, had this to say during a Q&A with GQ Magazine earlier this month:

“I don’t think he’s the coolest guy — he’s far from it. He’s a straight- shooter. He’s probably pretty boring as far as a character goes, but I feel like he grounds things. When you have these giant personalities and egos, there needs to be someone who brings them back down and reminds that this is a team, not the individual show.”

I’m excited.  As we’ve seen with X-men movies it can be hard to give each of the heroes the screen time they deserve.  Too often they wind up doing nothing but piloting the plane.

cough-cough-Storm-cough cough.

Avengers hits theaters May 4, 2012.  Avengers Assemble!

Source: Blastr


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