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Joss Whedon describes working on Age of Ultron as “really unpleasant” in places

May 5th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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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.




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…

Source: CBR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….