Is Joss Whedon Planning A New Line-Up For Avengers 2?

Joss Whedon has hinted that the superhero roll call in Avengers 2 may be different, or perhaps even bigger.

Speaking at a Directors Guild of America special screening of The Avengers in Hollywood, Whedon was tight lipped about the sequel, but did offer this teas into his thought processes when it came to tackling the story.

“I used to read The Avengers and part of the ethos of the team was that it changed their line-up every month. Their 150th issue was just a bunch of faces. ‘Who will be in the team now?!’ We had the first issue as a poster in the offices. Now that I’m working on the sequel I said, ‘Let’s the second issue up there! Let’s change it up a little bit!’ The second issue is, ‘Introducing… Giant-Man!’ They were already changing it up after one issue. That’s what they always do.”

So, who do you think he might add to the mix? The Wasp perhaps? Whedon also revealed that she could have made the cut for the first movie:

“There was a little bit of time where we thought we might not actually get Scarlett [Johansson]. There was a very Waspy draft that I wrote. But it was way too Waspy. I was like, ‘She’s adorable! I’m just going to watch her!’”

Another interesting titbit included the possibility of a second villain for the first movie, who may show up elsewhere since he ultimately didn’t make the cut.

“I’m not going to tell you who,” said Whedon, “because that person might crop up another time. But I definitely felt like, ‘I’ve got Earth’s mightiest heroes. I’ve got four of the biggest, baddest, toughest guys out there and I’ve got one effete British character actor.’ They believed very strongly that they didn’t want to add any more mythology, I think was the thing.”

So, who was the villain and who might be added to the Avengers roster? Let us know below!

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