Joss Whedon denies large “Avengers 2” paycheck

May 9, 2013

And in hilarious fashion. The reports on Marvel Studios contentious contract negotiations with its principle talent has left the majority of Marvel’s fans a little bit on edge. However, Avengers director Joss Whedon has felt the need to speak out on the portion of that report from Deadline concerning his Marvel fee and refutes the claim that he’s receiving such a large figure. If that’s inaccurate, how true is the rest of the report?

“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.”

Is the cast of THE AVENGERS holding out for more money and putting future films in jeopardy? We’ll just have to see.

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