Talking to The Huffington Post about his relationship with Marvel Studios, Avengers Assemble director Joss Whedon revealed that while the company trusted him enough to do The Avengers, now they have a whole lot more faith in him… but alas, it doesn’t extend to Squirrel Girl.
“I think there’s a level of trust. You know, Kevin Feige and I have always had mutual respect, and on the first movie he was very supportive. But there were definitely things where they were like, ‘Hmm, we don’t see that.’ And I think now Kevin’s in a place where it would be more like, ‘We don’t see it, but we think you do.’
“That doesn’t mean they’re just going to roll over and I’m going to say, ‘Oh, it’s ‘Great Lakes Avengers’ and we’re going to get Squirrel Girl and you’re gonna love it’. You know, they need to believe. But all I want to do is make the movie that they want. And so it’s been great. We’re having that same kind of, ‘What if? Oh, and what if?’ And ‘I was thinking it would be funny … ooh ooh ooh.’ There’s definitely a level of earned trust, but as with any good studio head or producer, that doesn’t mean a free pass.”
Don’t get upset furries, Rocket Racoon is in The Guardians Of The Galaxy so our superhero animal people are well represented.
Avengers Assemble is out on DVD priced £8.99 and on Blu-ray priced £12.99 from 17 September 2012 from Amazon.co.uk. Read our review of the Blu-ray here.