Given his blood-stained pen, it should comes as no surprise that director Joss Whedon has some “awful” things planned for Marvel’s biggest super-team in The Avengers 2. On his way into the MTV Movie Awards, to accept Movie of the Year honors on behalf of The Avengers, Whedon talked to Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet about Marvel Phase 2, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the series, and, of course, the second Avengers.
But if your too lazy, or too cool, to be caught watching a clip from ET, here’s the pertinent bit of what Whedon had to say about Avengers 2:
I didn’t think I was gonna do the second one, but I had an idea for it before I had figured out the first one. You go into a movie not assuming that there’s going to be [another one]. I’ve seen plenty of movies that were the first part of the trilogy that never happened and it’s terrible….You don’t save anything for the trip back. Having said that, though, I did sort of know, ‘Well if they were to come back, I know what’s going to happen… it’s going to be awful.’
Whedon also said that shooting is scheduled to begin on the film sometime early next year, so stay tuned for more rumor-mongering and leaks as production ramps up in the next year.