Marvel's Kevin Feige recently spoke to Empire Magazine about the "ensemble" aspect of The Avengers. He revealed some details about the storyline written and directed by Joss Whedon and the potential "leaders" of the film.
Here is what he had to say:
"What people seem to have taken away so far is not just the new characters or costumes, which are cool. but the character interaction"
"It's a storyline that allows each of the characters to bring something to it - they all bring something to the party from their knowledge base"
"As any fan of the Marvel team up knows, what happens when Marvel heoes team up? - They fight each other, then they fight together. We did not shy away from that direction"
"The best Avengers comics are when no-one is the leader. Joss has done a great job of making this a true ensemble picture - Loki and Fury are, if anything, true drivers of the story at points. And Jeremy Renner could steal the movie from everybody with his bow and arrow. We don't have to make this Iron Man and his amazing friends - Iron Man's a giant, giant part of the movie and when he comes in, people take notice, but this is an Avengers movie"
What I loved about the trailer for the film is that Iron Man and Captain America both seemed to be facing off against one another to prove themselves as the leader. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in one of the most hightly-anticipated films.
The Avengers will be released May 4, 2012. What are your thoughts?