Joss Whedon Is “Not Going To Try And Match The Box Office” Of The Avengers With Its Sequel
This Makes Sense
Part of me forgot Joss Whedon was already in the thick of planning The Avengers 2. Perhaps it’s because we’ve been focused on developments as they pertain to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. lately. Regardless, the director recently discussed how things are going with that highly-anticipated film.
In an interview with Total Film Magazine, Whedon channeled Loki and called work on the sequel a “glorious challenge.”
“The only pressure is the pressure that is there every time I do a new project,” the filmmaker recently admitted to Total Film magazine. “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. Yes, there is a certain level of safety [knowing there’s a huge audience] – 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 OK. 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? Of course, the pressure that I don’t feel, my body internalises. It happens all the time. I was comfortable making the first Avengers, but I didn’t sleep during it.”
I can’t even imagine the pressure but at least it seems like Whedon has a good handle about walking into the project in the first place. Where are you hoping to see the Avengers go in the sequel?