“He was just getting angrier and angrier”: Chris Hemsworth and Rest of His Avengers Cast Deliberately Drove Joss Whedon Into Frustration Over 1 Simple Scene

Chris Hemsworth and his co-stars created a difficult time for Joss Whedon while directing two massive tent-poles for the MCU.

“He was just getting angrier and angrier”: Chris Hemsworth and Rest of His Avengers Cast Deliberately Drove Joss Whedon Into Frustration Over 1 Simple Scene
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  • Apart from the obvious pressure associated with MCU movies, Joss Whedon admitted suffering a lot while filming an Avengers movie.
  • Whedon was driven to the brink of frustration by his Avengers actors, after they deliberately kept messing one particular scene.
  • Chris Hemsworth recalled how he and his co-stars cracked each other up, which awakened Whedon’s frustration even more.
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Directing highly anticipated films in renowned franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe is always considered a tough job that requires dedication, commitment, and mutual effort between the cast, crew, and the filmmaker. But seemingly, Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon faced a bit more difficulty than usual, perhaps due to his cast of superheroes.

Chris Hemsworth in and as Thor
Chris Hemsworth in and as MCU’s Thor

Making things excessively difficult for Joss Whedon than it actually was, the MCU cast of superheroes caused an exhausting journey for the director as he helmed two massive tent-poles for the MCU. Cracking up their co-stars and ruining takes, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth revealed during an interview with MTV, how they all unanimously awakened Whedon’s fury while filming.

Joss Whedon Had a Frustrating Journey Directing His MCU Films

When it comes to directing highly anticipated projects for billion-dollar-worth franchises with immense popularity, filmmakers face obvious pressure and expectations surrounding the film. Similarly, even MCU’s The Avengers helmer Joss Whedon suffered a stressful time while directing his two Marvel films. But according to reports, the director had an exhausting journey not simply because of the pressure, but also because of his goofy and childish team of actors.


Being vocal about his journey, Joss Whedon had confided to Hero Complex regarding the enormity of Avengers: Age of Ultron and the pressures that came with it. Admitting how the filming process of the 2015 project broke him to the point where he repeatedly confessed his exhaustion and expressed his desire for a much-needed break, Whedon claimed that the film took a toll on him.

Joss Whedon | Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Having a frustrating journey of directing Avengers: Age of Ultron, more than The Avengers, Joss Whedon claimed to be burnt out at the end. Thor actor Chris Hemsworth later confessed how he and his co-stars actually drove Whedon into frustration, so much so that it became extremely difficult for the filmmaker to stay calm and composed during the process.

Chris Hemsworth and His Co-stars Awakened Joss Whedon’s Fury

Speaking to MTV during an interview while promoting the 2019 movie Avengers: Endgame, Chris Hemsworth revealed how the original Avengers cast pissed off Joss Whedon on set by cracking each other up and ruining takes. Calling it one of his favorite moments, Hemsworth mentioned his attempt to film a scene for Age of Ultron with the rest of his co-stars, which eventually ended up awakening the director’s fury.


I think it was on Avengers 1 or 2 where it was the original six trying to get — where we had one line each in the scene, pretty simple thing, and we just couldn’t get it together. We just kept cracking up and laughing. And then Joss Whedon, who was directing, was just exhausted and was just getting angrier and angrier.”

Admitting how their childishness kept building up Joss Whedon’s frustration, Chris Hemsworth seemed unfazed as he mentioned enjoying the moment. Meanwhile, although Hemsworth and his co-stars derived fun out of their joyous filming experience, Whedon had an exhausting day, because of the actors’ goofiness.

The original six Avengers in 2012's The Avengers
The original six Avengers in 2012’s The Avengers

The angrier he got, the funnier it got. It was like being back in high school. It was one of those moments where you’re like, nothing’s changed. No matter what age you’re at or what point of life, there’s that inherent quality to when you’re not supposed to laugh, you laugh even more.”

Eventually, due to the difficult experience on set, although Joss Whedon had hoped to create something beautiful with Avengers: Age of Ultron, it proved to be surprisingly divisive at the box office. Struggling at the box office despite its insurmountable hype, the 2015 movie ended up being the lowest-grossing Avengers film making $1.3B as per The Numbers.

The Avengers movies are available on Disney+.


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