[Movies] Joss Whedon Says His Avengers Script Originally Included The Wasp
Posted by Larry Csonka on 12.19.2012
- Joss Whedon recently spoke about his original draft of The Avengers and more. Here are the highlights…
On The Wasp Being In His Original Draft: "There was a little bit of time where we thought we might not actually get Scarlett [Johansson]," he explains. "There was a very Waspy draft that I wrote. But it was way too Waspy. I was like, 'She's adorable! I'm just going to watch her!'"
On Their Originally Being Another Villain: "I'm not going to tell you [who it is]," he says, "because that person might crop up another time. But I definitely felt like, 'I've got Earth's mightiest heroes. I've got four of the biggest, baddest, toughest guys out there and I've got one effete British character actor.' They believed very strongly that they didn't want to add any more mythology, I think was the thing."
On Being Able to Add in New Characters: "I used to read 'The Avengers' and part of the ethos of the team was that it changed their lineup every month," he continues. "Their 150th issue was just a bunch of faces. 'Who will be in the team now?!' We had the first issue as a poster in the offices. Now that I'm working on the sequel I said, 'Let's the second issue up there! Let's change it up a little bit!' The second issue is 'Introducing… Giant-Man! And this character! They were already changing it up after one issue. That's what they always do."