Taking another shot at Earth's Mightiest Heroes wasn't always a foregone conclusion for Joss Whedon. The "Avengers" director was far from sure that he would rejoin Marvel for a second stab at Captain America, Iron Man and the gang, before ultimately signing a deal that keeps him with the House of Ideas through 2015.
"There's a business aspect to it and I would be disingenuous not to say that," Whedon told Co.Create (via CBM) about his reasons for staying with Marvel Studios. "But the question for me is, Do I have another story to tell about these people?"
The answer, thankfully, is yes — and we have a big old plate of fish and chips to thank for that decision.
"I was in London and I went to a pub and had some fish and chips and a pint and started writing in my notebook," he explained. "I'm writing if I was going to do this what would I say and 40 minutes later I filled the notebook. So I text my agent and said to make the deal."
"I'm so in love with that universe and the characters and the way they were played and I have so much more I want to do with them," he added. "I know I can't match the success of the first one but I can try to make a better film, and that's what I'm excited about, that's the new room of fear I'm entering now."
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