Joss Whedon Says No To Avengers: Age Of Ultron Director’s Cut!
In what seemed like a sure thing has quickly turned into a resounding no from the writer and director and broken the hearts of many of us who were looking forward to a director’s cut of Marvel’s second outing with it’s super hero team. It was pretty much confirmed by anyone who watched the movie, at least those who pay attention to things like this, that the movie was unbalanced. While I really enjoyed the film it was very clear that Marvel, once again, had pulled an Iron Man 2, and crammed too much “look what’s coming moments” instead of focusing more on the story at hand and the film suffered because of it. Fans began supporting the idea of a directors cut so they could see the movie as originally attended before it was chopped away in the editing room, but nerd God Joss Whedon has killed all hope.
“It has always been my ambition never to do a director’s cut of anything, and always to make the movie with the studio that we both want to make. Ultron was very complex. There was a lot of back-and-forth. My instinct is no.
I don’t think there’s interest in it, right now. You’ll see a bunch of stuff on the DVD in extras that were meant to be there. But the narrative came together very close to the way that I hoped it would, and I don’t think it needs me to constantly tweak it. I feel you put something out, and there it is.
If I tell a story, I want that to be the story I told. Ultron may have some transitions that I’m not 100% on board with. It’s also one of the most ridiculously personal things I’ve ever put on screen. The fact that Marvel gave me that opportunity and supported it, I’m very happy and very proud of everybody that worked on it. I don’t feel the need to go in and fix.”
While I understand his stance, I also feel he’s wrong, because this was not your usual Joss, he doesn’t leave so many plot threads hanging in his other work, and the film itself moved a bit too fast when it first started, then you have the entire scene with Thor in the cave that just came out of nowhere and disappeared just as fast really lent nothing to the main story. Like I said, I really enjoyed the film but I can put that aside and realize that the film definitely had some problems, maybe those deleted scenes will add more of what we needed and fill that void of the director’s cut.