I was lucky to be involved in Marvel in the early days, and I got to work very, very closely with Kevin and the directors. It felt like a tight-knit family. For every single board, I went in and pitched -- I'm on the computer scrolling through the drawings and making sound effects. What Kevin does is he does a really good job of steering the ship so he lets the directors do what they need to do and then he'll come back, because he's a comic geek, he'll say, OK, this is starting to kind of get out of the realm of what feels like in the comic books, or what that book looked like.
Joss Whedon (writer-director): There is [a Marvel house style], but at the same time, nobody ever told me, with the exception of flight [sequences], nobody ever said, "Here's what you gotta do." With flight they said, "Look, we don't like the camera coming around a guy who's in a cockpit. We like to shoot like you would see air to air." They would call it where, if you're shooting Iron Man, you're shooting him from a plane that's next to him. I probably took a tiny bit more license with that, but there isn't a lot of arming around someone [with the camera] while they're flying. You know, when I think of directors I would love to shoot like, I think mostly of people like [Vincente] Minnelli: everything would be lovely and controlled and smooth and also people would sing. But in something like this, [the style] is just common sense.