Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Joss Whedon Responds to Deadline Report

Deadline recently released a report about the seemingly tense behind-the-scene negotiations many of the Avengers actors are undertaking with Marvel and Disney with regards to a bump in their pay for the sequel. It's hardly surprising that money is causing some tension. It's Hollywood after all. Plus with The Avengers raking in $1.5 billion in worldwide gross last year, everyone is clamoring to get a bigger piece of that pie.

In any case, part of the report is a brief interview with Avengers mastermind Joss Whedon, who Deadline says has "an astronomical $100M" exclusive production deal with Disney/ABC, to get his thoughts on the whole thing. Of course, today Whedon took to his own website at Whedonesque to get one thing straight:

Hi guys.

I was going to let it slide, but I've got this sour taste in my mouth. (Mmmm, lemonade!). Some facts are not facts. I'm not going to go into the whole thing, but jeepers, I'm not getting $100 mil on Avengers 2. If I were, I would come on this site and laugh and laugh and laugh. I'm not making Downey money. I'm making A LOT, which is exciting. I'm not pretending to be a poor farmer, an Everyman, an ANYman. But that number is nuts. A few other things about me that have been "reported" that people should take with a grain of salt:

That I throw wild Hollywood parties where everyone is naked and dancing and wild and I remember to serve enough snacks.

That I can get a movie greenlit by sighing and staring into the middle distance.

That I ate a unicorn and made it winter for three years.

That I "can write."

Well, that's a load off. Sorry to get so personal -- the whole thing's a bit tawdry. But honestly, it bugged me. I'm off for a nice juicy steak. There's a place downtown that does it with rosemary butter, it tastes just like unico -- like a steak.

BYE-ee! J.

Oh, Joss. He does always know the right/funny thing to say, doesn't he?

1 comment:

  1. This man can do no wrong. Really. I wish he was getting an extensive reward for his work on Avengers...maybe we'd actually get a shot at brining back Firefly.


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