Joss Whedon is now officially the director and writer of the movie with biggest opening weekend of all-time, and he spoke out Wednesday about the success of Avengers on long-running fan blog Whedonesque.
Balancing his trademark self-deprecation and irreverence with genuine sincerity, Whedon thanked his fans, writing, “What doesn’t change is that I’ve had the smartest, most loyal, most passionate, most articulate group of — I’m not even gonna say fans. I’m going with “peeps” — that any cult oddity such as my bad self could have dreamt of. When almost no one was watching, when people probably should have STOPPED watching, I’ve had three constants: my family and friends, my collaborators (often the same), and y’all.”
Whedon also commented on the impending box office battle between Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises, stating that if the latter outgrosses his Marvel Studios film, he will “feel sad,” but “Our successes, whoever has the mostest, are a boon to each other. We’re in the business of proving that superhero movies aren’t just eye-candy (they’re eye-TRUFFLES!).”
His full commentary, along with faux Q&A, is here.