Joss Whedon, who had already made a name for himself in television with such properties as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel, as well as Firefly, broke big when he hit the theaters with Marvel’s Avengers and Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Now that he has given much of his creative energies to the Avengers as well as the TV portion of the universe with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ComicBookResources.com reports that Whedon has announced that he’s pretty much done with all things Marvel.
In an interview with the Oxford Union, Whedon spoke about his involvement in the MCU, saying he was a consultant on all of the Phase 2 films, but decided to solely focus on Age of Ultron when it went into production — with the intention that the Avengers sequel would be his last movie with Marvel.
Speaking in the interview, Whedon said:
No. You know I was their sort of Consigliere for a while… We do not discuss our thing… 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…
We have the full interview with Whedon below:
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