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When you have a movie as tremendously hyped as was Marvel's 'The Avengers' that still succeeds in making over $1.5 billion at the box office, it's not surprising that you would do everything you can to keep that movie's director around as long as possible. Joss Whedon will produce a S.H.I.E.L.D series for ABC, he will serve as a creative consultant on the entirety of Marvel's Phase 2, and, of course, will be directing 'The Avengers 2.' There has been a great deal of speculation as to where the next 'Avengers' would take us. Would the Infinity Gauntlet come into play? What would be Thanos' ultimate plot? While these specifics have not yet been addressed, Whedon did offer these ominous hints during a recent interview...
"The creation of the team is not the happy ending. It is the beginning of something that is complex and difficult, and now I get to dig a little deeper. And maybe, while I'm digging, just twist that knife. And that's exciting for me."
Twist the knife, eh? That sounds pretty dark. While 'The Avengers' had a few moments of emotional weight, it was overall pretty light tonally. That's by no means a knock on the film, in fact it was a tone that served the movie well. However, I can't wait to see if the plot of 'The Avengers 2' utilizes some heavier, darker content. It shouldn't be too hard with Thanos as the chief baddie, a character who would destroy galaxies just to impress a female personification of death. This little blurb however does badly make me want to know more about Whedon's plan for the sequel, you can't tease us like this without giving us some hint as to whether our constant geek bickering and debating is at least in the right ballpark. I'm sure we'll know more by the end of the year. Sigh.
What do you guys think? Are you interested in a darker 'Avengers?' What elements from the comics might they pull in to accomplish this tone?