Joss Whedon Says ‘Avengers 2’ Should be More Like ‘Godfather 2’

While most of the fanboy nation is already waiting with baited breath for May 4th to come and all of us to see Marvel’s super film The Avengers, director Joss Whedon is already thinking about where he wants to go with the proposed sequel to the film.

It turns out that while this Avengers film is going to have plenty of big “splash page” style action, Whedon told Digital Spy he would like the next film to play a bit smaller, and more personal for each character.

“By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself.”

Whedon joked that a sequel could take heed from crime classic The Godfather II “by having flashbacks to young Michael Andolini escaping Sicily to come to New York, where he will be called Corleone”.

“Sequels are always better when that happens,” he quipped.

“I want to know what makes them tick, what makes them flawed, what makes them fight – and ultimately, what makes them awesome,” he explained. “I go to these movies for those moments when the heroes define themselves, either through action or deliciously overwritten speeches.”

So while we don’t have to worry about these heartfelt moments for a few years, you can expect to see the awesomeness which is the first Avengers movie in theaters on May 4th.

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