‘Avengers 2′ Director Joss Whedon Explains the Film’s Global Approach
For a massive superhero film like 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' we imagine it should take our heroes to some pretty epic places, and that the conflicts they face have a pretty wide-reaching effect. In an interview with Marvel's own The Watcher web series, director Joss Whedon discusses the global scale of his upcoming 'Avengers' sequel, the international locations where they shot the film, and hints that not everyone in the film is a fan of our beloved super-team.
As Whedon explains in the above video, 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a much bigger film in scope than the first outing, taking the heroes to locations like Korea, South Africa, and Bangladesh. Jokingly, he adds: "Weirdly enough, the entire film takes place in Cleveland."
He goes on to explain the global approach to the film and why it's important to expand that scope:
We wanted the world perspective on the Avengers, what they’re doing, what they’ve been doing and who they are. They’re being the Avengers, and that’s a global thing, and it’s also… it doesn’t make everybody love them. So we wanted to see both sides of that.
What's most interesting is Whedon's note that not everyone is a fan of the Avengers, which makes sense: you've got a bunch of heroes running around saving the world, but there are going to be inevitably people who don't like it. The first trailer featured shots of a protest or riot of sorts -- could those be people who are anti-superhero?
Whedon also mentions that he's currently still editing the film, and says that he misses working with his actors. Word has it that he won't be returning to direct 'The Avengers 3,' and that 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' directors Joe and Anthony Russo are in talks to direct that film.
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' hits theaters on May 1, 2015.