Joss Whedon has revealed that he has turned in his first draft of The Avengers 2 to Marvel bosses.
Speaking on the Empire Podcast, the director also spoke about the inclusion of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch this time around.
“I’ve turned in a first draft. The story is very set, everybody’s on board with the exact movie I’m trying to make which is what worked the first time. I said, ‘I want to make this movie, a Marvel version of this movie.’ And they said ‘Yay’ and never looked back. Well they said ‘Maybe the tone’ or ‘Maybe this structure’ but once we had it, we had it. And I feel like we’re there with Avengers 2 which is really important.”
“There’s still fine tuning to do on the script. There are many things that can be ‘plussed’ and be better and also, there’s some science in it, which means I have scenes where someone says ‘Science the sciency science’. So I’m like, ‘I’ll fix that later.'”
And on Quicksilver, whose recent confirmed involvement in X-Men: Days of Future Past certainly caused some Marvel-Fox confusion;
“He’s in our movie and he’s going to be dope.”
“Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are very close to my heart because they were Avengers the whole time I was reading the book as a kid. Sometimes they were evil but sometimes they were good. They’re very… textured, they’re very different from everybody else in the mix. They’re not there to make things easier on The Avengers but what we do with the group once we’ve got them is squeeze. The fun I’m having doing that is probably unseemly.”
The Avengers 2 is due for release on May 1 2015.