The Avengers writer Joss Whedon has opened up on the pressures of making the sequel.
Aside from Toy Story, Joss Whedon really didn’t have much to take pride in until he achieved success with The Avengers. The Robert Downey Jr. collaboration vehicle was such a success that Joss Whedon is feeling pressure to make the sequel worth the time to see. If he can pull it off, this will be the first time he has ever written a successful sequel.
When Joss Whedon began writing the script for The Avengers 2, he told us to expect a lot of death, and it should be ready for production in a few months. This was back in January. We can only hope he’s not rushing this one, although with the 2015 release date set for The Avengers 2, there should be plenty of time to iron out the bugs. After all, he doesn’t want The Avengers 2 to end up being the next Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which itself was a rush job that Michael Bay has apologized for.
Joss Whedon has said concerning the sequel, “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…”
Perhaps we can see that as a positive, seeing as Joss Whedon‘s not trying to make it better, so it might just end up better as the result of his attitude. After all, a lot of series get ruined because the sequel really shouldn’t have been made, and in some cases (Fast and Furious, here’s looking at you), further sequels eventually ended up better.
Joss Whedon added that he feels safer knowing that the characters have already been proven, so the pressure is off there. Let’s hope that it’s not the same familiarity he felt when he wrote Alien: Resurrection.
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