Joss Whedon has started discussing where the Marvel cinematic universe is heading, and it isn’t a happy ending.
If you are the least bit familiar with Joss Whedon’s work from Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Angel and so on, you know he isn’t one for letting his characters be happy. In fact he has said many times he enjoys inflicting pain on them, and that sounds like where he is heading with the Marvel movies.
Speaking with 24 Hours, he said what level of influence he plans to have on the non-Avengers films.
Very talented people are writing and directing these movies, and what I don’t want to be is the guy they dread, who’s going to come in and say” – here, Whedon affects a pompous British accent – “‘Oh, well I have the power to say change this.’ I’m not that.
But what will he do with the team in The Avengers 2?
The creation of the team is not the happy ending. It is the beginning of something that is complex and difficult, and now I get to dig a little deeper. And maybe, while I’m digging, just twist that knife. And that’s exciting for me.
Ah, yes, there’s the Whedon we all know. Twist the knife, Joss … twist the knife.
[via 24 Hours]