Joss Whedon Talks Regrets From ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ | Film News

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Joss Whedon Talks Regrets From ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ | Film News

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron was not a financial failure for Marvel, but reviews were generally more lukewarm than for its predecessor. Writer/director Joss Whedon didn’t help matters by admitting to being burnt out by the experience and being openly critical of Marvel’s final cut.


Whedon reflected on his Avengers sequel son a directors series panel at the Tribeca film festival moderated by the Hulk Mark Ruffalo:


I am very proud of the film, but I didn’t meet my own expectations in the making of it. I was so beaten down by the process. Some of that was conflicting with Marvel, which is inevitable and a lot of that was about my own work and I was also exhausted, and we right away went and did publicity. I created the narrative – wherein I’m not quite accomplished at – and people just ran with: ‘Well it’s OK, it could be better, but it’s not Joss’s fault.’ I think that did a disservice to the movie, and to the studio and to myself“.


The things about it that are wrong frustrate me enormously, but I got to make an absurdly personal movie about humanity and what it means in a very esoteric and bizarre ways for hundreds of millions of dollars. The fact that Marvel gave me that opportunity twice is so bonkers and beautiful and the fact that I come off as a miserable failure is also bonkers, but not in a cute way.”


The highly anticipated next Marvel film Catain America: Civil War can be seen in UK cinemas from April 29, 2016.



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Lyndon Wells

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A film geek and cinephile masquerading as a Paediatrician, husband and father.With my dog Bilbo by my side I seek to prescribe a healthy cinema experience through accurate diagnostics.
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