Total Film recently caught up with Joss Whedon to talk about the mammoth task of bringing together Marvel’s biggest superheroes for The Avengers.
Right off the bat, we felt we had to ask about some of the bigger rumours that had been circulating about the blockbuster epic. In short, we wanted to know if any other major Marvel characters would be making an appearance in The Avengers…
“There is no Spider-Man in this movie!” Whedon told us, debunking the rumour that the iconic character (due to receive his own movie reboot this summer), would be crossing paths with Iron Man, Captain America, Thor et al.
“I feel so bad for Jenny [Agutter],” sighed Whedon. “I think she just slipped on a name and the reporter ran with it. It’s not like she goes to Comic-Con every year…”
Whedon was also keen to point out that the movie wouldn’t be packed with gratuitous in-jokes and cheap fanboy pandering.
“This isn’t the kind of movie where we’re going to wink at the audience,” promised Whedon. “There’s a great deal of humour and there are a couple of things where people will go, ‘Oh, that guy and that guy!’ It’s not Where’s Waldo?”
The Avengers, or Marvel Avengers Assemble to UK audiences, opens on 27 April 2012.
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