Whedon Wants to Go Original After ‘Avengers 2’


Considering that Joss Whedon is hip deep in everything Marvel – from directing Avengers: Age of Ultron, to producing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., to consulting on the new Thor and Captain America movies – it should come as little surprise that the filmmaker is, perhaps, looking to make something a little more personal in the future. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Whedon talked about his creative yearnings and why it’s important for Hollywood, and imagination in general, to go back to the drawing board and tell new stories as opposed to remaking the same old, same old.

“There’s probably a dozen [properties I’ve always wanted to do]. It’s very important I don’t do that. It’s very important that we start creating new content again. We can only build on nostalgia so much before we have nothing left to build on. Before we’re rebooting Spider-Man—again. It’s dangerous to the culture, and it’s boring to me. I squeezed in between my Avengers movies a 400-year-old play. So I really need to create some new worlds.”

Yes please. What is arguably Whedon’s greatest work, and you can decide for yourself whether that’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Firefly, come straight from his own brain. So Whedon’s got a hankering to make his own stuff again, but what if someone were to offer him something tantalizing, like a movie about Boba Fett?

“I can’t say for sure, because that’s a tasty morsel. But right now my heart doesn’t go that way.”

But if there was one pre-established property that would entice Whedon’s creative instincts, it would be another 400-year-old play, an adaptation of the Bard’s tragic-classic Hamlet.

“That’s a giant endeavor, and I’m not planning any giant endeavors. I feel like some of the family stuff in [Hamlet] is even more twisted than we give it credit for. [My version] is no darker than any other vision, in certain respects. If everything works out according to plan, S.H.I.E.L.D. will be on when the movie is over and then I’ll already be too busy.”

I think so far as fans are concerned, a busy Whedon makes for some very happy fans.

Source: Geek Tyrant

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