I’m kidding of course. These days anyone talking to Joss Whedon is a Nerd Bastards article waiting to happen, not only is he the grand master of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he’s got The Avengers 2 and the pilot episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. on his plate. Still, he had a chance to talk with MTV News about all three, and while he didn’t spoil the pie, he’s offered some tasty morsels.
For instance, Whedon says that the script for The Avengers 2 is “a couple of months” away from completion adding his goal with the sequel is:
“Don’t go bigger; go deeper. All of these people have met, so you have that out of the way. Now you can spend your time just digging in — and by digging in, I mean with a scalpel, to cause pain.”
How about that S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, what’s the progress with that Joss?
“[We start filming] a week from Tuesday. You have to bring a bit of spectacle to [S.H.I.E.L.D.]; it’s got to be bigger than your average cop show. But at the end of the day, it’s about the peripheral people. It’s about the people on the edges of the grand adventures. The whole point of the show is that even with all these big things, the little things matter. It’s about people who don’t have super powers. There will be some people with powers, there will be FX, and there will be the spectacle of science-fiction storytelling — but all played on a very human, small level. That’s the appeal of the thing.”
And since we’ve got you on the line, what does it mean to be the man in charge of the Marvel Universe?
“I read all the scripts and I give notes on everything. I’ll look at cuts when they’re ready to show me. I’ll talk to directors if they want to. I try to make myself useful without being intrusive. I’ve gotten to be a part of all of them. That’s a dream job for a kid like me.”
That’s a dream job for a lot of kids. You can see the full Whedon interview for yourself in the embedded video below.