'Avengers' aims to fulfil fans
Joss Whedon thinks The Avengers fans should feel "exhausted" when they watch the movie.
Comparing the superhero flick to his horror-comedy movie Cabin in the Woods, Whedon said: "I want them to feel exhausted and fulfilled. Not unlike Cabin, it's a ride, and we put the screws to them.
"We really put the characters through it, and we want the audience to be with them every step of the way and come out of it going: 'That was an extraordinary experience, and now I want to pay to see it again.'
The 47-year-old creator of cult hits such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly joked that he is looking forward to wrapping up the Marvel film, saying: "The most satisfying thing about The Avengers is that soon I will finish it."
The movie boasts a massive all-star cast, including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson, and tells the story Nick Fury (Samuel) and a special team who form an elite group of super humans to do battle with Loki (Hiddleston) in a bid to save the world.
Whedon revealed that the star-studded casts had such fun working together, he sometimes had to remind them they were not at a party.
He told MTV News: "When they would be together, the energy that they would give each other, the way they play off each other, the way they protect each other narratively, making sure that whoever they were coming up against had as much juice as they did.
"It would be easy to imagine that they would be all be like 'me, me, me,' and it was always 'us, us, us,' and that was really fun. Except sometimes they would just gossip so much and talk. I would have to say: 'Guys, we're rolling. We have to make a movie. This isn't a party; this isn't the green room.'"