Joss Whedon has said that The Avengers 2 “won’t go bigger, but will go deeper.”
Speaking to MTV News, the director 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.”
Whedon also discussed his, and Marvel Studios’, reaction to The Avengers massive success.
“Something I always say to executives is, ‘the first weekend is your job and the second weekend is mine. If it had done an amazing job on the first weekend and then disappeared from the screens, then that would be my fault. That was the one I was sort of counting on.”
He also confirmed that a script for the sequel was “a couple of months away”, and as well as shortly starting work on ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV pilot, he also commented on his role as creative consultant on the other Marvel Studios films currently in development, specifically the Phase Two movies.
“I read all the scripts and I give notes on everything. 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.”
Source: MTV News