Half a year after Joss Whedon unleashed pyrotechnic delight on the Cleveland set for Marvel's The Avengers, the helmer has discussed what he would like to see in the sequel should he be in charge. And it involves less explosions. While talking to SFX (via Digital Spy), Whedon had this to say on being in charge of the first superhero team effort and what he would like to see in a follow-up.
On taking the directing gig in the first place:
"I want to know what makes them tick, what makes them flawed, what makes them fight - and ultimately, what makes them awesome," Whedon says of his superhero team. "I go to these movies for those moments when the heroes define themselves, either through action or deliciously overwritten speeches."
On his thoughts for surpassing the first with a sequel:
"By not trying to. By being smaller. More personal, more painful... By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself."
Marvel's The Avengers flies into theaters on May 4, 2012.
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