Continuing his speaking out against Marvel, Avengers and Avengers Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon talks about his experience working with Marvel on the Avengers sequel.
THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS IF YOU HAVE YET TO SEE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
He said that Marvel weren’t keen on the farmhouse scenes where the Avengers were gathering themselves after their first fight with the twins but they insisted the (totally ill-fitting) scene where Thor goes to a cave be kept in.
The director told Empire Magazine: “The dreams [brought to life by Scarlet Witch’s powers] were not an executive favorite either – the dreams, the farmhouse, these were things I fought to keep.
“With the cave, it really turned into: they pointed a gun at the farm’s head and said, ‘Give us the cave, or we’ll take out the farm,’ – in a civilized way. I respect these guys, they’re artists, but that’s when it got really, really unpleasant.”
In fairness, personally, I felt both scenes were unnecessary with the Farmhouse setting up Civil War somewhat (fair enough) but overall feeling like it served no more purpose than to give Hawkeye a reason to exist in the movies. As for the cave scene? It honestly was a vulgar plot device that literally felt like it was crowbarred in. I understand what purpose it served but there must have been a better way?
Glad to hear it’s not just me that felt that way…