Joss Whedon seems to be the golden boy right now – and deservedly so – at the recent Directors Guild of America’s screening of Marvel’s The Avengers in Hollywood , he did a post-screening Q&A and hinted at what was originally in the script and what could yet come in 2015…
ComingSoon.Net wrote: “There was a little bit of time where we thought we might not actually get Scarlett [Johansson],” he explains. “There was a very Waspy draft that I wrote. But it was way too Waspy. I was like, ‘She’s adorable! I’m just going to watch her!'”
He also revealed that Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, wasn’t the only character that didn’t make the final cut, with a second villain beyond Tom Hiddleston’s Loki originally in the story.
“I’m not going to tell you (who it is),” he says, “because that person might crop up another time. But I definitely felt like, ‘I’ve got Earth’s mightiest heroes. I’ve got four of the biggest, baddest, toughest guys out there and I’ve got one effete British character actor. They believed very strongly that they didn’t want to add any more mythology, I think was the thing.”
He did, understandably, staay pretty tight-lipped about Avengers 2, but spoke about how he believed the Avengers should, as a team, swop members about at different times: “I used to read ‘The Avengers’ and part of the ethos of the team was that it changed their lineup every month.
“Their 150th issue was just a bunch of faces. ‘Who will be in the team now?!’ We had the first issue as a poster in the offices. Now that I’m working on the sequel I said, ‘Let’s put the second issue up there! Let’s change it up a little bit!’ The second issue is ‘Introducing Giant-Man! And this character! They were already changing it up after one issue. That’s what they always do.”
Oh Joss, you tease!
Avengers 2 should hit cinemas on May 1, 2015