It's all about family...
What was slightly lost amongst all the hoo-ha of the Comic-Con theatrics was the fact that Whedon will not only be directing
, he’ll also be giving Zak Penn’s script a bit of a re-write.
At present, plot details are few and far between, but we do know that Whedon has an overarching theme for the film, and that theme is family.
“The thing I love about it,” he announced at Comic-Con, “the thing that made me excited to do it, is how counterintuitive it is. These people shouldn't be in the same room, and that is the very definition of family.”
Warming to his theme, Whedon told i09 that, “the whole movie is about finding yourself from community, and finding that you not only belong together but you need each other very much. Obviously this will be expressed through punching but it will be the heart of the film!”
So there will be a healthy dose of in-fighting amongst our heroes, with Captain America and Iron Man set to lead the bickering.
“They definitely are at odds,” says Whedon. “They are two very different definitions of a person. One is a self-made man, a modern man, a rock star. The other is a World War 2 grunt, just trying to do his part. They couldn't have more different views of the world. It ended up in Civil War in the comics, but in my movie it will be witty banter.”
Iron Man, firing off witty banter? We know who we need on board then…