Joss Whedon Talks Strong Female Characters, the Superhero Genre, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and More; Says He Was Originally Unsure of a GUARDIANS Movie

     June 28, 2013

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At Thursday night’s Saturn Awards, we landed an exclusive video interview with Joss Whedon on the red carpet before the show.  During the extended conversation, Whedon talked about if he’s been able to get more strong female characters in future Marvel movies, why more people don’t write those types of characters, his “feud” with the filmmakers of Sleepwalk With Me, the status of the Dr. Horrible sequel, his involvement in the Marvel universe, and a lot more.  In addition, Whedon reveals that when he first heard about Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie, he was unsure if it would work.  But after Marvel hired James Gunn and he saw what they were planning to do, he did a complete “180 on that one.”  Hit the jump to watch the interview and look for more Saturn Award interviews all weekend.

A big thank you to Hunter Daniels, Tommy Cook, and Jeff Morreale for covering the Saturn Awards this year.

agents-of-shield-joss-whedon-set-photoJoss Whedon:

  • Is it weird to be appreciated for something while it’s new and in theaters
  • Did he ever resolve his feud with the filmmakers of Sleepwalk With Me
  • When he was working on The Avengers was he also thinking about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Has been able to get any additional strong female roles in future Marvel movies
  • How involved has he been in helping to shape all the Marvel movies and the universe
  • Whose idea was it to make a Guardians of the Galaxy movie.  Says he was initially unsure of the project but did a “180 on that one.”
  • Is Marvel making genre films that add a superhero to the story
  • Much Ado About Nothing talk
  • Why do more people not write strong female characters
  • What’s the status of the Dr. Horrible sequel
  • Can he tell us one image that we’ll see in The Avengers sequel completely out of context

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