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Saturday, September 22, 2012 

Joss Whedon's "business aspect" for directing an Avengers sequel

Joss Whedon gave an interview to Fast Company's network (via Science Fiction and Geek Tyrant) where he said something strange at the end about why he's signed on to direct a sequel to the Avengers movie:
“There’s a business aspect to it and I would be disingenuous not to say that, but the question for me is, Do I have another story to tell about these people? So we worked on the business side of it and I didn’t think it was going to happen--I was like 'I’m never going to do this again.' But once they worked on the business aspect of it I thought that seems fair and cool, so, the question was, Do I have another thing to say? I was in London and I went to a pub and had some fish and chips and a pint and started writing in my notebook. I’m writing if I was going to do this what would I say and 40 minutes later I filled the notebook. So I text my agent and said to make the deal. I’m so in love with that universe and the characters and they way they were played and I have so much more I want to do with them. I know I can’t match the success of the first one but I can try to make a better film and that’s what I’m excited about, that’s the new room of fear I’m entering now.”
Does this mean he's entering it for the money involved?!? And is that also why he agreed to develop a TV series based on S.H.I.E.L.D? And this was the guy who blabbered at the SDCC against capitalism a few months ago! So where does he stand, really?

Yes, he says he loves the MCU, but the suggestion he's in this more for the dough overshadows his good intent. Why did he have to make such a scene of himself during the SDCC panels then?

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Capitalism is only bad when the wrong people try it. Or when it fosters (ugh) competition. When it's for artsy purposes (or lining the pockets of artsy types), it's fine. Especially if there's a government subsidy in there somewhere.

Anyone who's paid any attention to the Hollywood crowd should have realized this is what they think a long, long time ago.

Exactly Drizzt. It's the difference between big business aka monopoly capitalism and normal business aka free market capitalism. Big business is and has always been the handmaiden of fascism and all other forms of socialism. And so we have this unwitting parody of free thought espoused by pawns of socialism like Whedon.

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