Interview: Joss Whedon Assembles ‘The Avengers’

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As an unabashed fanboy of Joss Whedon's creations on TV ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel"), film ("Serenity") and the internet ("Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog"), I was thrilled to get to speak to him. Considering the subject was "The Avengers," it was truly a trip to nerd paradise. In my full interview with Whedon, we talked about the challenges of working with an ensemble of A-list stars, how he developed the individual stories for Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson, and the week of filming he thought would prove he was bullet-proof (and the subsequent scenes that proved him wrong).

Matt McDaniel: You have done a lot of work with big ensembles before, but this is the first time coming into a group of pre-established characters and actors. How is that different than working with a group that you created from the ground-up?

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alycakes3228d ago

I'm so glad this movie is almost here. I know it's going to be a big success. Joss is great and everyone that's ever worked for him will always say that he's a fanatic and a little crazy but the best to work for when they are being interviewed.