June 22, 2024

Joss Whedon Confirms Split From Marvel

Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon recently sat down with the Oxford Union for an interview, and when he was asked if he would have any involvement in the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe, the  director had this to say:

“No. You know I was their sort of Consigliere for a while… We do not discuss our thing… [audience laughter] But, I sort of had my finger in all of the films in the second phase, but then I just had to concentrate only on Ultron, and sort of know when it was done I was just going to stop. So I made a completely clean break – not because we had a falling out – just because I was like, “I can’t…” If I was still there going, “Well, here are my thoughts on this film,” I’d be there every day. I wouldn’t do anything else because there are a lot of films, and it is a lot of fun. It’s very seductive. When you can put your little fairy dust on things and just improve them slighty, and they actually listen to you… I was a script doctor for a long time, and the part where they listen to you was very rare; so it was very important for my own self to go “we can still be friends,” but…”

Whedon has mentioned in the past just how stressful Age of Ultron was, and he’s mentioned wanting to go back to producing his own work again, so this might be for the best for everyone.

You can watch the full interview below:



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