The reason all The Avengers 2 stories at this point have likely been bullshit is because there was nothing on paper. It’s difficult to get a scoop without evidence, and while unnamed sources might leak particular bits of info, the info may quickly turn false. So when you read that actresses are being eyed for the role of Ms. Marvel, it’s a rumor that should be taken with every grain of salt in the world. But at least today, there is an outline for The Avengers 2. Obviously, a lot changes over the course over the entire filmmaking process, and Joss Whedon‘s first outline for the film might have no resemblance to the finished feature.
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EW—who has named Whedon one of their Entertainers of the Year—has revealed what’s going on with the very tired creator:
We met with him just days after he had submitted an outline for the 2015 sequel The Avengers, and as he was in the midst of preparing to shoot the pilot for what could be his next television series: S.H.I.E.L.D, a spy-fi drama tracking the ongoing adventures of the secret agents and superhero wranglers of Marvel’s movie world. If ABC he picks up the series, Whedon will remain involved as exec producer, and frequent collaborators Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible) and Jeffrey Bell (Angel) will serve as lead showrunners.
So just to recap: Whedon has joined Marvel President Kevin Feige in basically overseeing every Marvel’s Phase Two, keeping an eye on the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, and working on one of the biggest movies of 2015. No pressure.
Evidence to the contrary, Whedon is only human, but even he was a bit surprised when he found a personal connection with the Hulk. He tells EW:
“What was most astonishing to me about making that movie was how personal it was,” he says. “I literally had the I’m-always-angry revelation during production. I had this certain amount of back-burner simmer of rage that I was completely aware of, but apparently I wrote it for Bruce Banner, going (to myself): ‘I think this is what a guy like this might go through!’ Interesting! What guy, Joss? ‘I don’t know! Some guy. I can’t think of anyone in particular, or why this is coming to me…’ Really, Joss? Really?”