Joss Whedon has been speaking to Total Film about the pressures of working on the script for Avengers 2.
Saying we should expect it complete within a few months, the director promised “death, death, and lots of death”.
When asked about the pressures of making the sequel, he said: “The only pressure is the pressure that is there every time I do a new project. Is it going to be good? It is going to be different? Is there even a reason to make another one? Is there a reason for this to be my next thing? Can I pull it off? I am not going to try and match the box office of the first one because that would be bonkers…”
As for the safety of knowing that another Avengers movie has an audience, he continued: “Yes, there is a certain level of safety – because now people know about The Avengers and they like the characters so it probably won’t completely crash and burn.
“But you don’t want to just get by and do something that is merely OK. If I am going to dedicate three years of my short life to this then I want to do something that I have never done before. So I think of The Avengers 2 as a glorious challenge – it is a sequel, yes, but how can it be different?
“Of course, the pressure that I don’t feel, my body internalises. It happens all the time. I was comfortable making the first Avengers, but I didn’t sleep during it.�
The Avengers 2 will hit theaters on May 1, 2015.