Everybody knows by now that Joss Whedon is a proper fanboy and now the director has discussed his inner fanboy a little more. Joss claims that he has been a big fan of superheroes since he was just a boy and that feeling has not gone away.
Whedon explained, “I’m a fanboy. I want to see what’s up with Thor and Captain America and what he can do with that shield. All of those things have been in my DNA since I was a tiny child. I love all of that.”
He added, “In terms of how I make it mine, I think that obviously I look at The Avengers and go, this team doesn’t make any sense at all, but I can work with that, because it doesn’t make sense to them either. They’re extraordinarily dysfunctional people. And they’re in their own way very isolated.”
Joss continued, “So just being able to tell that very basic story, isolated people who come together and become more than their parts, is a meaningful story to me.” Joss Whedon recently revealed how he came to be the director of The Avengers.
The Avengers is set to be released on April 27 in the UK and May 4 in the US.