‘The Avengers’ Round Up: Joss Whedon Talks, A Bloodsucker In The Film And Scarlett Johansson Does NOT Show Her Tits

- 12-21-11Comics, Film Posted by Chris D.

We’ve rounded up all of the Avengers goodness for y’all into one neat little post today!

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Joss Whedon Talks For An Hour 

The Whedon talked with Riki Lindhome in an hour long podcast interview about The Avengers, how he landed the job and how he apparently wrote, shot and edited the film at the same time.  What a great multitasking idea!  I bet it was hectic as fuckin’ hell, but you can’t deny the efficiency.

On getting the job:

Kevin Feige I’d known for some time because I was dancing around with Marvel because I love superheroes and I love comic books. I’d seen him at lunch. I took a meeting and looked at the script and I was like, ‘The script has to go but here are my thoughts on what you should do’. And I’ve done that a bunch. As favours. I’ve done a lot of stuff as a favour because I’ve wanted to maybe meet a director. I did a little bit of work on the Hulk because Ang Lee has such sensibility.

Zac Penn wrote the original script, but Whedon was like “fuck this garbage!” and decided to write his own.  Bad ass.

I wrote the script for Avengers. I said, ‘We need to start again’ and they agreed. That was a difficult and fairly torturous project because and they had a release date. Which for me, was great. I had no desire to even try to make big movies any more because they get lost in development…it’s exhausting. What if someone just said, ‘We want you to do this thing and it’s going right away and it’s exactly what you want?’ And then it happened.

Whedon basically lived the life of a grad student as he worked, worked, and worked some more while they were filming The Avengers.  Sounds like he lived, breathed and ate The Avengers during this period of time.  He’s a dedicated mofo!

You know, at the end of the day, the first thing I was saying for the first two weeks was this was more like making an internet musical than anything I’ve ever done. It’s that same high end/low end thing where the schedules are crazy, the sets aren’t ready, you’re constantly changing your schedule and working it out, writing it as you go. The script took me a long time and there was a point at which I was shooting it, writing it and editing all at the same time because I had to get sequences out early because they had special effects and they take a long time. I would film all night and go to Starbucks to write for the next week.

And I mean seriously dedicated.

I can’t do ‘no sleep’ but as soon as I took Avengers I stopped sleeping. The whole time we were filming I was getting between four and six hours and that’s not enough for me. I was a crabby mother fucker. I was in a bad mood for seven months. It was a 93 day shoot. I made a lot of movie.

Definitely sounds like the life of a grad student.  But he gets a helluva lot more out of his misery than a shitload of other sad fucks walking around with a handful of degrees and no job.

And re: special effects and shit:

There’s a lot of practical stuff that you shoot elements for it. It’s super boring. It’s incredibly boring. Because of how long all of that stuff takes on The Avengers, it would be again just like making any other movie. I would have at least four pages to shoot of a day if it was dialogue. If I really wanted to work with the actors, most of whom I had never rehearsed with as they weren’t available. It was very odd, but it had that run and gun feel. Because Marvel is actually a wonderful place to work and Kevin is great and Jeremy Latcham, who was the producer on the movie, is extraordinary and tireless and enthusiastic. There was nobody going, ‘Well, this movie cost a lot of money so you better not fuckit up.’ We were just telling a story.

Source: Comic Book Movie

More Avengers news after the jump!

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A Bloodsucker In The Avengers?

Since the film is now in post-production and the full cast list has been posted, something interesting was included in the IMDb listing.

A dude named J. J. Perry will be playing a vampire.  He’ll be uncredited, but the guy has also worked on Angel, Serenity and Firefly with Whedon so it could very well be a nod to Teh Whed’s background.

Or it’s Morbius from the Marvel universe.  Because Perry will be uncredited, the assumption is that he’ll be included in the scene following the credits and this vampire character will appear in the sequel.

What do you guys think?  I’m absolutely seeing this film the day it’s released, but this definitely adds some more intrigue to the whole thing.

Here’s the full cast list:

Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark (Iron Man)
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner (The Hulk)
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton (Hawkeye)
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (The Black Widow)
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America)
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Samuel L. Jackson as Col. Nick Fury
Paul Bettany as Jarvis (voice)
Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
Amanda Righetti as Sharon Carter
Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Erik Selvig
Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill
Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Lou Ferrigno as The Incredible Hulk (voice)
Jenny Agutter as Female council member
Joseph M. Abbott as Businessman (uncredited)
Logan Bennett as SHIELD Agent (uncredited)
Bob Kaye as Bridge SHIELD Agent (uncredited)
Darren Kendrick as Frost Giant Sentry (uncredited)
Frank Powers as SHIELD Agent (uncredited)
Alicia Sixtos as Female Bridge-Tech (uncredited)
J.J. Perry as Vampire in Post-Credits Scenes (uncredited)
Naeem Uzimann as Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)

… Or maybe it’s Edward Cullen.  (I’m so getting egged for that.)

Source: Geek Tyrant

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Scarlett Johansson: The Avengers Is “Constant Ass-Kicking”
Read: She isn’t showing her tits.

Apparently the flick will much “much darker than what people expect”!  This is good news, although I’m skeptical about what she considers to be “dark”.

Check out the video – she was promoting her other film, We Bought A Zoo, but ended up talking about The Avengers.  Which is great, because who the fuck cares about the other thing.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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