He also promises that work will soon begin on his dream project; an Air Bud reboot that pits the lovable retreiver in the game of his life..Jai alai. JAI ALAI!
Read the full text of Whedon's extremely personal and extremely humorous letter to his fans right after the jump.
Since his Toy Story days, director Joss Whedon has been known for his fantastic wit. Most of his scripts bare a distinct "Whedon" tone, and its rather obvious to notice when something is written by him. Even in The Avengers case, the script was classic Whedon. That said, many fans were worried that the success of The Avengers might "change" Whedon for the worse. A success of this magnitude has certainly corrupted once geek favorite directors in the past.
So Joss Whedon took to his blog to clear the air a little bit about the success of The Avengers, and what effect it will have on him. In classic Whedon sarcasm, of course. Below is the full letter, and you can head over to Whedonesque to read the also hillarious FAQ he wrote:
Well, it's been quite a weekend. Someday, long from now, I will even have an emotional reaction to it, like a person would. I can't wait! But before I become blinded by this "emotion" experience, there's a few things I'd like to say. Well, type.
People have told me that this matters, that my life is about to change. I am sure that is true. And change is good -- change is exciting. I think -- not to jinx it -- that I may finally be recognized at Comiccon. Imagine! Also, with my percentage of "the Avengers" gross, I can afford to buy... [gets call from agent. Weeps manfully. Resumes typing.] ...a fine meal. But REALLY fine, with truffles and s#!+. And I can get a studio to finance my dream project, the reboot of "Air Bud" that we all feel is so long overdue. (He could play Jai Alai! Think of the emotional ramifications of JAI ALAI!!!!)
What doesn't change is anything that matters. 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. A lot of stories have come out about my "dark years", and how I'm "unrecognized"... I love these stories, because they make me seem super-important, but I have never felt the darkness (and I'm ALL about my darkness) that they described. Because I have so much. I have people, in my life, on this site, in places I've yet to discover, that always made me feel the truth of success: an artist and an audience communicating. Communicating to the point of collaborating. I've thought, "maybe I'm over; maybe I've said my piece". But never with fear. Never with rancor. Because of y'all. Because you knew me when. If you think topping a box office record compares with someone telling you your work helped them through a rough time, you're probably new here. (For the record, and despite my inhuman distance from the joy-joy of it: topping a box office record is super-dope. I'm an alien, not a robot.) So this is me, saying thank you. All of you. You've taken as much guff for loving my work as I have for over-writing it, and you deserve, in this our time of streaming into the main, to crow. To glow. To crow and go "I told you so", to those Joe Blows not in the know. (LAST time I hire Dr. Seuss to punch my posts up. Yeesh!)
Well, it's nice to see that great success hasn't hindered Whedon's ability for apt sarcasm. Honestly, I couldn't be more delighted that this man is now a hot commodity in Hollywood. I can't wait too see what comes from him next. It BETTER involve that Air Bud remake, though.
It just better.