At the premiere of Iron Man 3, Yahoo! caught up with The Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon and asked him a few questions about The Avengers 2. They covered a wide range of interesting things concerning the upcoming film. When asked what the status of the screenplay was Whedon had this to say:
I have actually finished a draft, we're in a very good place. It's an evolution, and that goes on all through shooting and it never stops. I've done enough shows and movies to be comfortable with that. You do come to a point where we all agree … You lock certain things in. But then there's a certain fluidity when you're working with Robert [Downey Jr.]. Robert's going to want to do something new on the day, and you're going to want him to, because it’s going to be funny. So you always keep yourself open. I try not to think of it as topping The Avengers, I try to think of this as its own movie.
As we all know, there is going to be a spin-off TV series of the Avengers called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and many of you are wondering how Agent Coulson will be coming back to life for it. It will all be explained...
We've finished the pilot, Agent Coulson is in it, we will explain why in the pilot, and it is wonderful and [Gregg] is phenomenal in it, and we should find out in the very near future whether or not everyone gets to enjoy it as much as we already have.
I don't know about you, but I am excited to see who Joss brings to the next party. We know the The Guardians of the Galaxy may be there in some capacity, and possibly Ant-Man, but will there be more? Of course! He even gives a hint on who else we might actually see in the film:
I've got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic book, a brother-sister act. They're in the movie.
For comic book fans that means only one thing. Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch, which would be amazing. Part of the rights to the characters is owned by Fox. However, Kevin Feige explained last year how they would be able to use them:
We both have them. There's a specific arrangement with those two characters that would allow us to use them with Avengers, but not discuss or reference their mutant or Magneto-related lineage. They can use them as mutants and as Magneto's relatives, but cannot have anything to do with The Avengers.
I love both of those characters. I was also hoping with the welcome return of Daredevil back into the Marvel fold, we might see him too. However, we must remember that rumors are rumors and Joss Whedon loves to throw us off. We are just going to have to wait and see.
With all of the hype and spectacle that come with this next film, do you think that we are expecting too much? Do you think Marvel will deliver with Phase 2 as well as they did with Phase 1?
Until next time...