Joss Whedon Talks Marvel Phase 2 & Avengers 2 Plot

“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.”

Though he can’t say specifically what he wants to do with the sequel to The Avengers, he can talk thematically, and it seems like he’s ready to take our favorite heroes to the edge.

“The creation of the team is not the happy ending,” he said. “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.”

Marvel’s The Avengers 2 is set to be released May 1, 2015. The team-up sequel will be preceded by Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014 and Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014.

It is also possible that Ant-Man will hit theaters before The Avengers 2 as well, though a release date has not yet been set.
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