Thursday, July 22, 2010
So without further ado, The Visionaries:
JJ & Joss walk on to the stage to cheers & applause.
Moderator Jeff "Doc" Jensen: Do you know each other? Talk to each other often?
JJ: We've partied. But you've both worked with Drew Goddard. Yes, this whole panel would be about him, he told me to say that.
Jensen: Did you always want to write?
Joss: I always wanted to be a storyteller. There's never been any doubt. Never wanted to make an honest living because that's hard. I always had these universe's in my head. When I started television specs because I need food, I realized.
JJ: I always did magic tricks for my relatives. That feeling of illusion and making them belive something they don't expect intrigued me.
Joss: Not to go on about Drew Goddard again, but we always talked about "comic nerds or magic nerds..who's more pathetic"...where do you stand on that?
JJ: Neither are really pathetic, but I THINK MAGIC NERDS.
Jensen: Joss, super hero comics and comics of all stripes are important to you. Now you're directing "The Avengers", is that true?
Joss: "Marvel couldn't afford an official press release, so I'm going to just make it official... I'm directing "The Avengers"!
It's just a gig."
Jensen: Is it too early to talk about your take on it?
Joss: "I have to have a take? I'm still writing the outline, reworking, reworking. The thing that made me excited is how these people shouldn't even in the same room together...that is the very definition of family."
Jensen: What's your take on 3D?
Joss: I love it. There are certain films that shouldn't be in 3D...'Cabin in the Woods' say.
Update: Our video from this panel is up in it's entirety here: