In April 2007, I interviewed Joss Whedon for a Studio 360 story about how he was continuing Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a comic book. I only got to use a few sound bytes for that piece, but I always liked the interview itself -- which had been sitting on my desktop until now. The Marvel cinematic universe didn't really exist back then, but the way he talks about larger-than-life storytelling could easily apply to The Avengers.
Episode 9: Joss Whedon '07
IMAGINARY WORLDS IS A BI-WEEKLY PODCAST HOSTED BY ERIC MOLINSKY ABOUT SCI-FI AND OTHER FANTASY GENRES -- HOW WE CREATE THEM AND WHY WE SUSPEND OUR DISBELIEF.