It looks like the king of taking all things nerdy and geeky and then making them cool is severing his ties with Marvel.
After making them shed-loads of money through both of the Avengers films and practically making our comic book fantasies come to life on the big screen, Joss Whedon is officially done with making anymore Marvel related films. Speaking in an interview with the Oxford Union, Whedon said:
“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.”
To be honest maybe it’s a good thing he stepped away from the MCU, he’s been so instrumental in it’s conception that he probably does deserves a break and truthfully, it looked as if Avengers: Age of Ultron nearly broke his mind, body and spirit. Also let's be honest with ourselves, it was a bit under whelming to say the least.
Joss Whedon speaking to the Oxford Union
The MCU will kick start again on 29 April with Captain America: Civil War ushering in Marvel’s 'Phase Three' initiative and film’s directors, The Russo, brothers, will be taking over the directorial reins for Avengers: Infinity War - Parts I and II.
Whilst it is sad to see Whedon go, Anthony and Joe Russo coming in and taking over is such a good look, after all their last Marvel film, Captain America: The Winter Solider was the best one during 'Phase Two'… well that and Guardian’s of the Galaxy.
[Via The Independent]