The Avengers: Joss Whedon Reveals More Details

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Joss Whedon wrote and directed The Avengers and the filmmaker was at a small Q&A session at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival and has given us some more insight into his film. Specifically, who exactly is the film’s villains who lead an all-out invasion of Earth? “It’s the Vulcans,” Whedon said and laughed. “I will say only this: It is not the Kree or the Skrulls.”

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Well then, what does that mean? “Those two aliens are Marvel mainstays and have enormous backstories,” Whedon said. “They have a big life of their own that just could not be contained in a film where I already had seven movie stars.”

We wouldn’t expect Whedon to divulge too much about his upcoming film. But, Movie Fanatic is even more puzzled as to what we can expect when the film lands May 4. It appears Whedon realizes in his SXSW interview that, even though he has divulged very little, it could be too much. “What’s probably happening is that I just said something that Marvel didn’t want me to. It’s weird to be fired so late!”

Whedon does explain further. “The Skrulls -- they can shape change. That’s a whole thing. I’ve already got Loki. He’s got magic,” he said. “Once you got magic along with your Iron Man and your Black Widow, it’s a real juggling act.”

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The Avengers Quotes

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Iron Man (to Thor)

Security Guard: Are you an alien?
Bruce Banner: What?
Security Guard: From outer space, an alien.
Bruce Banner: No.
Security Guard: Well then son, you've got a condition.

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