Joss Whedon sat down with liberal rag The Daily Beast for an interview about Much Ado About Nothing, his upcoming Shakespeare adaptation. In the interview, Whedon made two interesting comments, one about The Avengers, and one about female superheroes. This led to a flurry of hit-grabbing articles from the comic book media, focusing on Whedon's Avengers comments yesterday, and his female superhero comments today Come on guys. We know it's a slow news week, but once you've covered the interview ONCE, you don't need to pick another part of it and cover it again.
Here at The Outhouse, we like to view ourselves as above that sort of petty hit farming, so we're just going to make one sensational hit-grabbing article instead of several.
Here's what Whedon had to say on whether he'd make an Avengers sequel without Robert Downey Jr.:
He is Iron Man. He is Iron Man in the way that Sean Connery was James Bond. I have no intention of making Avengers 2 without him, nor do I think I’ll be called upon to do that. I don’t think it’s in my interest, Marvel’s interest, or his interest, and I think everything will be fine.
And here's what he had to say about female superhero movies:
Toymakers will tell you they won’t sell enough, and movie people will point to the two terrible superheroine movies that were made and say, You see? It can’t be done. It’s stupid, and I’m hoping The Hunger Games will lead to a paradigm shift. It’s frustrating to me that I don’t see anybody developing one of these movies. It actually pisses me off. My daughter watched The Avengers and was like, “My favorite characters were the Black Widow and Maria Hill,” and I thought, Yeah, of course they were. I read a beautiful thing Junot Diaz wrote: “If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.”
And, anticipating ComicBook.com's lead article for tomorrow morning, here's what he had to say about whether or not he's seen the painting of Golden Girls star and butt of Deadpool jokes stolen from the movie Airheads Bea Arthur's boobs that's been in the news lately:
I didn’t feel the need!