Joss Whedon Opens Up About ‘Much Ado’, Seeing ‘Man of Steel’, ‘X-MEN: DOFP’ & That Aaron Taylor-Johnson Rumor
If there is any mind out there that currently knows how to give a comic book movie justice it’s Joss Whedon. The Much Ado About Nothing director has a grip on the Marvel franchise as big as the Hulk’s fists and with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airing this fall that grip is getting tighter. Sounds like the perfect time to squeeze in questions pertaining to things other than his current project, right?
Sitting down with Total Film to share his favourite Shakespearean plays and the finer points of Much Ado About Nothing, Joss slowly moved on to cursing and fan fiction. With that awkward moment out of the way the director was asked about his thoughts on Man of Steel, a film with mixed praise and hatred among Superman fans. And while Joss hasn’t seen it yet, he has every intention to, saying,
When you’re making a large-scale superhero film and a large-scale superhero film comes out, you have to go and see it to make sure you’re not imitating it. That you don’t have a giant plot point or set piece that is exactly the same as yours. And it does happen a lot and we say, ‘Oh, we better zig instead of zag.’ You have to watch it for that, but also, to get a big of inspiration. You either have a great time or you think, ‘Well, I can top that’, but I’m definitely going to have a great time.
The talk then moved to one of Whedon’s next films, the highly anticipated and mutant filled Avengers 2. With Bryan Singer having beaten Joss to casting an actor to play Quicksilver first in X-Men: Days of Future Past you would think he has to be at least a little pissed. Wrong, the man doesn’t even bat an eyelash at his competition,
I don’t. I really, you know what, I’m doing my thing and I’m very excited about my thing.
The swagger this guy carries is amazing, even when addressed with the rumors of Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson playing his version of Quicksilver for Avengers 2 Joss doesn’t flinch -almost. Whedon stresses he’s “VERY excited” for his thing, but his body language tells a completely different story.
Check out the entire interview below, where Joss also talks the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and his reputation for killing characters.
Source: Total Film via CBM