With The Avengers now playing, Marvel/Disney recently held a massive press junket in Los Angeles and I was able to interview most of the cast, director Joss Whedon, and Kevin Feige (Marvel Studios President). If you missed the interviews I’ve been posting all week, here’s Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Chris Hemsworth with Chris Evans (Thor/Captain America) Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Scarlett Johansson with Jeremy Renner (Black Widow/Hawkeye), and Clark Gregg with Cobie Smulders (Agent Coulson/Maria Hill). And the final interview from the junket, I’ve got Whedon.
During the quick interview, Whedon revealed The Avengers Blu-ray/DVD will have 30 minutes of deleted scenes and that his first cut was three hours! We also talked about what was cut and whether he’d be back for the sequel. Hit the jump to watch.
Finally, as you’ve probably seen me say on again and again on Twitter, I absolutely loved The Avengers. It’s now my favorite Marvel movie. If you were nervous a movie loaded with so many characters couldn’t work, don’t worry, it does. Whedon really has accomplished a small miracle getting everyone enough screentime to make it all work. He’s also cast the perfect Bruce Banner/Hulk in Mark Ruffalo, who steals the movie and delivers some of the best lines. Trust me, you’re going to love The Avengers and you’re going to want to see the sequel immediately. Also, make sure you stay through all the credits…
- After telling him how much I loved the film, I ask if he’s been able to feel the love from fandom
- Deleted scenes talk about Captain America.
- He mentions he had a 3 hr first cut and the Blu-ray/DVD will have 30 minutes of extras
- Does Marvel have an option for him to direct the sequel