In a recent interview with Allocine.fr, Joss Whedon has explained that the next installment in the Avengers movie series, Age of Ultron, will be modeled after Francis Ford Coppolla’s landmark gangster saga, The Godfather:
“The model I’m always trying to build from, or my guiding star, is The Godfather: Part II, where a ton has happened in between and it’s a very different movie, but you don’t need any information.
“It’s there in the film about what’s happened since, what’s different, and why is this a different film; why is it a different kind of structure and why is it darker?
“It’s all there. You’re in the vernacular of the first movie and you’re just ready to pick up in this new place, and hopefully that’s what will happen with my movie.”