When you’re making a movie the size of Avengers: Age of Ultron, there’s the pressure of a multi-billion dollar franchise resting on your shoulders, and there’s not many shoulders that can carry that weight. Joss Whedon may be a genius, but even he had trouble carrying the heft of this sequel, and he talked about that pressure in a new interview with the L.A. Times. Whedon admits that the film “broke him a little bit,” and that he questioned himself more than he usually does.
…Suddenly I had doubt that I don’t usually suffer from. And meanwhile, the studio’s gonna have some too, because everything’s riding on this all of a sudden. And it became a problem in a way that nothing else has. And it was a hard movie to make on top of that. So being paralyzed by either indecision or the weight of responsibility? Not useful, don’t have time for your paralysis, son, snap out of it. This was the hardest work I’ve ever done. And if it worked, yay! But I’ll always look at it and go, “I don’t know, Joss, could you have done better? You could have done better.”
What did you think of Avengers: Age of Ultron? Was Whedon correct in second-guessing himself? Did he pull off a film that no one else could have done?
(Via Hero Complex)