The Avengers director Joss Whedon has revealed how he found making The Avengers movie a lot like making a television show. Joss also admitted that the fact that he had such a big budget for The Avengers made it challenging to make things seem real.
Whedon explained, “Avengers was a lot like a TV show where you are writing, editing, and filming as you go. I like that atmosphere where it's like, ‘No, this isn't right. Let me come up with it.’ I've hit sheer panic about three times so far, but I'm still not aware of what I'm trying to do.”
He continued, “I think it's good that I don't realize it until it's over, otherwise I'd get overwhelmed. I latch onto limitations. It's like latching onto a genre. A genre writer doesn't ever have a blank page. With horror, there are scares, with TV there are act breaks. I'm not writing about the human condition with a blank page.”
Joss continued, “By the same token, the budget restrictions can be really useful. When you can have everything, it's very hard to make things feel real and lived in.”
The Avengers is set to be released on April 27 in the UK and May 4 in the US.