On his approach to the stellar comic-book team's first screen appearance as a collective, he told SFX: "I want to know what makes them tick, what makes them flawed, what makes them fight - and ultimately, what makes them awesome...I go to these movies for those moments when the heroes define themselves, either through action or deliciously overwritten speeches."
When asked how he could possibly surpass the scale of his ensemble actioner, the American replied: "By not trying to. By being smaller. More personal, more painful... By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself."
How a nuanced, personal film could be made from a big-budget comic-book action-adventure that teams up a millionaire playboy in a flying metal suit, a Norse Thunder God, a 1940s super-soldier, a genius scientist who turns into an enormous green mutant, a deadly Russian assassin and...erm...a guy who shoots a bow and arrow really well, is beyond me, but Whedon seems to think that emotional depth is achievable with the characters at his disposal. He may just get a chance to prove it too, as Avengers Assemble is surely a guaranteed money-maker.
Source: Coming Soon