Joss Whedon has been speaking about the much-anticipated sequel to The Avengers, calling it a “glorious challenge”.
Talking to Total Film (via Comic Book Movie), Whedon also spoke about any pressure he may be feeling to deliver another worldwide hit.
“The only pressure is the pressure that is there every time I do a new project. Is it going to be good? It is going to be different? Is there even a reason to make another one? Is there a reason for this to be my next thing? Can I pull it off? I am not going to try and match the box office of the first one because that would be bonkers.”
“Of course, the pressure that I don’t feel, my body internalizes. It happens all the time. I was comfortable making the first Avengers, but I didn’t sleep during it.”
“There is a certain level of safety — because now people know about The Avengers and they like the characters so it probably won’t completely crash and burn. But you don’t want to just get by and do something that is merely okay. If I am going to dedicate three years of my short life to this then I want to do something that I have never done before. So I think of The Avengers 2 as a glorious challenge — it is a sequel, yes, but how can it be different?”
The Avengers 2 is due to start production early next year, with a planned release date of May 1 2015.
Source: Comic Book Movie