While in the land down under for a public talk, Joss Whedon recently chatted about the joys and struggles of penning the screenplay for The Avengers. As we already know, it's going to be one risky proposition, a hope-filled project banking on the future of Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, after a wobbly Iron Man 2 and Incredible Hulk woes. Not only does the film require movie fans to want to see everyone together, they've also got to balance a whole bunch of larger-than-life personalities without falling victim to the Spider-Man 3 bloat. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, Nick Fury, War Machine, Hawkeye -- the list makes two or three villains seem like child's play.
But Whedon doesn't seem shackled by the idea -- he seems to be inspired by it.