Joss Whedon discusses how he could have improved The Avengers

Joss Whedon might have scored a veritable mega-hit with The Avengers , but according to the director, he still could have improved upon its structure.

"When I think of a great film, I think of something that’s either structured so perfectly like The Matrix or made so lovingly like The Godfather Part II ," says Whedon. "There was haphazardness in the way it comes together – not just the people, but the scenes.

"I don’t think you’d look at it and go, 'This is a model of perfect structure.' You’d go, 'This is working.' I like it. I’m proud of it and I like its imperfections. The thing I cared most about – making a summer movie like the ones from my childhood – is the thing that I pulled off."

As for what we can expect for round two, Whedon is planning to be even more meticulous this tine around…

"I want to be clearer about how I engage the audience, and where I take them," explains Whedon. "I want more control visually, more time to prep it.

"Not that I didn’t dictate every shot - I did. But there’s only so much you can do when you’re making a summer film when the ball is already rolling as fast as it was when I got in. Why do it again if you can’t do it better?"

Avengers: Age Of Ultron
will open in the UK on 1 May 2015.

George Wales

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