Whedon Made ‘The Avengers’ Mostly from Steve Rogers’ Perspective

With the forthcoming release of The Avengers this summer, Marvel is poised to be taking one of the biggest risks in the surge of comic book films over the past decade as they bring together four separate superhero film franchises into one singular epic superhero ensemble. With that many characters, one of the challenges is going to be making sure Thor, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Captain America get enough screen-time and work together seamlessly, but director Joss Whedon recently talked to Entertainment Weekly and recounted another issue he had to overcome with a pretty damn good solution. Here’s what Whedon had to say about his predicament in adapting The Avengers: “I set out with a very simple problem: There is no reason for these people to be in the same movie. So that’s what my movie has to be about.  So much of the movie takes place from Steve Rogers’ …

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