As we noted yesterdayJoss Whedon is quickly becoming the “architect” of both The Avengers 2 (he’s the writer and director after all), as well as the entirety of Marvel’s “Phase 2” (Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, the next three years of Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor sequels).  And in a recent interview, the man behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers, and the upcoming Much Ado About Nothing adaptation discussed his role in overseeing the coming slate of Marvel films, as well as the direction he will take The Avengers 2.

In an interview with 24 Hours, Whedon discussed what his position as the “overseer” of “Phase 2” doesn’t mean:

“Very talented people are writing and directing these movies, and what I don’t want to be is the guy they dread, who’s going to come in and say” – here, Whedon affects a pompous British accent – “‘Oh, well I have the power to say change this.’ I’m not that.”

Whedon then went on to discuss the direction he might take in The Avengers 2, which, given his proclivity for killing off fan favorite characters in his TV shows and films, might make a few superhero fans nervous:

“The creation of the team is not the happy ending,” he said. “It is the beginning of something that is complex and difficult, and now I get to dig a little deeper. And maybe, while I’m digging, just twist that knife. And that’s exciting for me.”

The Avengers 2 is set for a May 1, 2015 release.

What do you think of the Joss Whedon news?

Source: Coming Soon