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Joss Whedon On Iron Man's Suit
'I'm a classicist. The triangle is ass.'

09 March 2012  |  Written by Nick de Semlyen  |  Source: Exclusive

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In London to check on composer Alan Silvestri's progress making music magic happen for Marvel Avengers Assemble, Joss Whedon took time out to chat about the other project he's got on the boil right now, The Cabin In The Woods.

That Empire interview will be landing in due course, but before it does we quizzed The World's Busiest Man on a question that's been buzzing in our brains since our first glimpse of Iron Man's new Avengers suit.

Tony Stark's suit seems to be going through a few iterations in the movie, a development that Whedon wrily attributes to "wear and tear". "Marvel said, 'We like to see the suits evolve,'" he explains, "and I said, "Great! Then you're going back to the circle because the triangle is ass'. I'm a classicist. The circle has meaning, the triangle does not."



Marvel Avengers Assemble is out on April 27. If you're looking for a fix of Whedonia before then, there's The Cabin In The Woods to get your teeth into on April 13.


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RE: hahahahaha
L: King of Kafiristan L: rich I'm pretty sure the shape has no "meaning", it's just a uni-beam projector regardless of circular, triangular or hexagonal shapes that have been used. es I'd agree, it is a design element of the suit, not a display of symbolism. I was just talking about his assertion that the circle is a shape that interests him in his role as a "classicist", where as the triangle is to his mind devoid of meaning....just forget about the triangle trade, the holy More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 10:54 on 12 March 2012 | Report This Post

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King of Kafiristan, one post for a movie that does not interest you is odd, but two??? More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 10:47 on 12 March 2012 | Report This Post

Why didn't he say anything about the campy looking Captain America suit...looks cheesy. More

Posted by ronniem at 08:59 on 12 March 2012 | Report This Post

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L: Scruffybobby Happy to hear that Silvestri's doing the score. agree, I was quite glad when I read that. I enjoy a lot of Silvestri's work. More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 19:09 on 11 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: hahahahaha
L: King of Kafiristan L: rich I'm pretty sure the shape has no "meaning", it's just a uni-beam projector regardless of circular, triangular or hexagonal shapes that have been used. es I'd agree, it is a design element of the suit, not a display of symbolism. I was just talking about his assertion that the circle is a shape that interests him in his role as a "classicist", where as the triangle is to his mind devoid of meaning....just forget about the triangle trade, the holy tr More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 17:05 on 11 March 2012 | Report This Post

Nah. Triangle all the way. Much better! More

Posted by Tenacious P at 08:05 on 11 March 2012 | Report This Post

Yeah what King of Kafiristan said!!!.... i think Circle is better, looks better and all that x More

Posted by morrin at 09:11 on 10 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: hahahahaha
L: rich I'm pretty sure the shape has no "meaning", it's just a uni-beam projector regardless of circular, triangular or hexagonal shapes that have been used. es I'd agree, it is a design element of the suit, not a display of symbolism. I was just talking about his assertion that the circle is a shape that interests him in his role as a "classicist", where as the triangle is to his mind devoid of meaning....just forget about the triangle trade, the holy trinity, etc, I guess? More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 01:59 on 10 March 2012 | Report This Post

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I preferred the triangle. More

Posted by Spaldron at 01:26 on 10 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: hahahahaha
I'm pretty sure the shape has no "meaning", it's just a uni-beam projector regardless of circular, triangular or hexagonal shapes that have been used. More

Posted by rich at 00:41 on 10 March 2012 | Report This Post

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It's hilarious to hear him say that triangles have no meaning, but whatever. I liked the triangle better but this movie still doesn't interest me, regardless of the shape used on the suit. More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 21:13 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

hahahahaha
"you're going back to the circle because the triangle is ass" Genius! The more I see and hear about the avengers (no i'm not calling it that dumbass title), the more I think joss whedon is actually going to pull this off. More

Posted by spirals at 18:45 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

"you're going back to the circle because the triangle is ass" Genius! The more I see and hear about the avengers (no i'm not calling it that dumbass title), the more I think joss whedon is actually going to pull this off. More

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