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Joss Whedon: Wasp was in my first Avengers script

December 23rd, 2012 by Marc Comments

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

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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….