- AVENGERS 2
Joss Whedon was a guest on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" recently and Fallon tried to get a scoop out of the filmmaker about Marvel's The Avengers
|QuickSilver and Scarlet Witch|
He asked whether there are new characters and Whedon replied, "There are new characters. I've already said that we're going to have a brother-sister team, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who were great mainstays of The Avengers when I was reading the comics as a kid."
Fallon said that he did not know the characters and then asked whether they had started casting them yet. Whedon said, "Not yet, we're doing that now."
Whedon said he is writing the sequel now and then was asked why he picked the two characters. He said, "well, besides the fact that I grew up reading them, their powers are very visually interesting. One of the problems I had on the first one was, everybody basically had punchy powers. 'I can hit,' 'I can also hit.' Hopefully it didn't get too boring. But coming into the second one, he's got super speed. She can weave spells and a little telekinesis, get inside your head. There’s good stuff that they can do that will help sort of keep it fresh."
In an interview with Empire about the film, Whedon was asked about sequels focusing on the villains instead of the heroes, which prompted his "loose-lips-sink-ships" reply where he doesn't name the villain.
"I'm very excited about the villain, and have a lot to say about him. But if you watch my shows, the one thing I've never been very good at is guest stars, because I've always been interested in the ensemble. With The Avengers, I'm still most fascinated by them.
"The other thing is, you don't try to top it. I know I will never make a moment as pleasing in a film as Hulk and Loki. You can't chase that dragon. If you try to do exactly the same thing, the chances you're going to do it better are very slim, and the only reason for me to devote three years to making another Avengers movie is the hope of making a better one."
Whedon certainly chose his words carefully as he doesn’t state anything that could hint at Thanos, although Thanos is believed to be the villain. So will Thanos be the primary antagonist? We will just have to wait and see.