Just because Joss Whedon made a badass Avengers movie that blew the hell out of the box office this summer, doesn't mean the Marvel executive are going to give him free reign to do what he wants with the sequel. But they will definitely be a little more trusting the second time around.
In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Whedon talks about the creative freedom that he will have with The Avengers 2.
I think there's a level of trust. You know, Kevin Feige and I have always had mutual respect, and on the first movie he was very supportive. But there were definitely things where they were like, 'Hmm, we don't see that.' And I think now Kevin's in a place where it would be more like, 'We don't see it, but we think you do.'
Whedon has such a fun sense of humor. I love reading and watching the interviews he gives. He just seems like a very likable cool guy. He goes on to explain that he doesn't have a free pass to do what he wants with the next movie explaining,
[T]hat doesn't mean they're just going to roll over and I'm going to say, 'Oh, it's 'Great Lakes Avengers' and we're going to get Squirrel Girl and you're gonna love it'. You know, they need to believe. But all I want to do is make the movie that they want. And so it's been great. We're having that same kind of, 'What if? Oh, and what if?' And 'I was thinking it would be funny ... ooh ooh ooh.' There's definitely a level of earned trust, but as with any good studio head or producer, that doesn't mean a free pass.
I'm looking forward to seeing what Whedon and Marvel are planning for The Avengers 2. I wish I could be a fly on the wall during the meetings these guys have. Better yet, I'd love to be the guy in the room liveblogging everything they talk about.
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