The Avengers is about to hit the theaters on May 4th 2012. The fans of this loved comic series are anticipating the movie and are talking about it all the time. The Avengers features Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett JohanssonTo indulge the fans of The Avengers movie, here’s an interview put together by Janice Kay for your reading pleasure:
“Inside Scoop With The Cast Of The Avengers
We’ve pretty much consolidated the numerous articles from Collider and at the end are the links for you to read each interview in its entirety, but here are some of the best quotes taken from them all. Keep in mind that everyone was on their best behavior (probably because a publicist was there to make sure they behaved!) and no spoilers were given away by anyone.
Whedon and Hemsworth were asked if there was any part of the film that he was really proud of or excited to work on:
WHEDON: I’m not sure there’s any one particular sequence that I would say, “Well yeah, nailed that!” For me, honestly my favorite moments are the scenes where I have two of the characters, where I get to pair up two characters you might not expect to see together, and see them go at each other. Whether they are getting along or not, there’s always friction. And those scenes are probably not why everybody might rush to the theater, but they are the most fun when you really get to explore it with the actors and the space. That’s the stuff that I feel the proudest about. The action is not small and some of the gags we’ve come up with are enormous and delightful and I’m proud of them and excited by them, because I like to live in that world too. But when you are in those quieter moments, that’s when I am just in heaven.
HEMSWORTH: I think that conflict is what makes it interesting. Having seen these people in the individual films, it’s probably pretty safe to say that a lot of the team coming together is having to be about them managing their own egos or each others, and how they fit in. What sort of part they fill.
This is truly evident with the scenes in the trailers where Tony Stark gets to be his wonderful snarky self. Having to write about characters that already have a background can be daunting but one of the ways Whedon was able to make it all work was by having the actors who have already portrayed the superheroes to have some input into their characters:
WHEDON:… I knew that I had a contract with these people to respect what they had already done. Because this is all part of a grander plan, and I did have for example those structural elements set, I had this casting set, I knew who these characters were, because I had been reading about them since I was 11… So usually I’ll just go and write things and say, “Why don’t you say this? I’ll hire you to say this.” But in this case having a dialogue with them was enormously useful, because they all had their own backstories or questions about their backstories.
I could literally sit someone down and say, “What are you looking for in this?” At the beginning I’m an open book so, “Tell me what it is that you don’t want to repeat or you feel like you didn’t explore.” I would lay out my basic ideas about how I saw their characters. I think my favorite response was Sam Jackson’s. I was like, “Is there anything you’re particularly looking for?” I told him how I saw Nick Fury and how I saw his role in the movie. “Anything you’re looking for or anything you particularly want to avoid?” He was like, “Hell no. Thank you for asking. I don’t want to run. Don’t make me run a lot.” Then on set he pointed to the page, “It says ‘Fury runs.’” “I know, it’s just this one time.”
To read the rest of the interview click here to go to Sciencefiction.com
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