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Joss Whedon using Godfather Part II model for Avengers sequel

Marvel Avengers Assemble

Story by Jack Foley

JOSS Whedon has revealed that he is using The Godfather Part II as part of his inspiration for his Avengers sequel Age of Ultron.

This means that he can start the second movie where “a ton has happened in between and it’s a very different movie [from Part I], but you don’t need any information”.

The director was talking to French website AlloCiné about the many different components he is having to juggle in order to deliver the sequel to Avengers Assemble Рand this includes having to decide how much to draw from subsequent superhero movies in the Marvel canon.

Since Avengers Assemble, for example, Marvel has released Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier soon to follow.

But when asked whether he would be feeding the events of those films into Age of Ultron, Whedon replied: “The events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier will definitely affect the world of Avengers 2. But at the end of the day, I have to make my movie assuming that people will only have seen the first one, or possibly not even seen the first one.

“I can’t assume that everybody went to see Thor: The Dark World, Captain America and Iron Man 3 in between. I have to go from one movie to the next and be true to what’s happened [in the previous movies], but not be slavish to it.”

Shooting on Avengers: Age of Ultron is due to commence at Shepperton Studios in England later this year, with a release date set for May 2015.

The plot finds superheroes Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Hulk reuniting to take on the titular robotic villain, who will be voiced by James Spader.

In other superhero news, Mark Ruffalo has made his desire known to see a stand-alone Hulk movie.

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