We’re still a year away from the release of Avengers 2, otherwise known as Avengers: Age of Ultron, but already the film is starting to build serious hype. Marvel fans can’t wait for the movie to come and regular moviegoers are excited to see where the story goes next as well.
But while Marvel has carved out a niche audience of comic book lovers over their decades of existence, geek god Joss Whedon has said that he’s trying to make Avengers 2 the type of movie that normal, non-fanboys will be able to follow and enjoy.
Whedon also said that he’s modeling Avengers 2 after the classic structure and tone of The Godfather Part II:
“The model I’m always trying to build from, or my guiding star, is The Godfather: Part II where a ton has happened in-between and it’s a very different movie [from Part I], but you don’t need any information,” Whedon said. “It’s there in the film about what’s happened since, what’s different, and why is this a different film; why is it a different kind of structure, and why is it darker. It’s all there, you’re in the vernacular of the first movie and you’re just ready to pick up in this new place, and hopefully that’s what will happen with my movie. Obviously I’m talking about one of the greatest films ever made (The Godfather: Part II)… I hope mine will be good, but that is my guiding star.”
The bar has already been set high thanks to Whedon’s billion dollar first outing with the franchise, and comparing the sequel to one of the greatest films ever made doesn’t help lower that bar.