Joss Whedon Talks Screenwriting on The Avengers Red Carpet

Posted on April 13, 2012

Joss Whedon walked the red carpet at the L.A. premiere of The Avengers. Whedon gave credit to the hugeness of The Avengers to Marvel. He said, "This is really all Marvel. I just sort of slipped on board like a stowaway."

The humble Whedon deserves a lot of the credit for building the huge buzz for the film. Whedon is the writer and director of The Avengers and he brings a lot of anticipation for the film because of his previous work on shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly>

Whedon claims that the scheduler had a much harder job than he did. Whedon said, "I had to figure out to make them all shine in the movie, how to make the structure work, how to make it mean something, how to make them interact, but I didn't have to schedule. That was insane."

Whedon says, "I was writing the movie while I was filming all of it."

Whedon says it took many iterations over two years to get the script right, but there was still tweaking to be done during the actual filming. He says, "I had all the building blocks by the time we started filming, but there were still some scenes that needed work. Sometimes I'd film all day and write at night and sometimes I'd film all night and write during the day."

When asked about how he found time for sleep, Whedon said, "What is sleep?"

Whedon was also asked who was the most impressive out of the cast in terms of action and fight scenes. He says they all stood out, but he praised Jeremy Renner. Whedon says, "Jeremy Renner has a way, even the way he stands, when he is being Hawkeye is so heroic that it's kind of startling. You expect from Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and even Scarlett, but Renner he's very internal and then suddenly he has this pose and 'Oh my gosh, You're a hero."

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