Joss Whedon Reveals the One Thing That Would Bring Him Back to Direct Another Marvel Film

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Remember how “beaten down” and disappointed in himself Joss Whedon seemed to be after directing Avengers:  Age of Ultron? In fact, according to Mark Ruffalo, the director’s response to begging for him to do future Avengers or Hulk movies was “Never again,” but not so fast with that, now. ..

Speaking with The Wrap about his new project, an original screenplay about “a girl who goes through some unbelievable shit,” Whedon did allow for the possibility of a Marvel return. The circumstances should hardly surprise anyone, since the writer/director is long known for his female-centric stories, and he confirmed he’d totally be interested in doing an Avengers tale were it led by kickass women (i.e. Black Widow); naturally he’s interested in the darker superheroine tales. Specifically asked if he’d do a female-driven Avengers story, Whedon replied:

Yeah, of course. Although I tend more towards the Jessica Jones-ey kind of stories than the delightful Supergirl stories that my daughter wants.”

Whedon also championed Kevin Feige for pushing (finally!) ahead with the Captain Marvel (*coughKateecough*) film, and said he’s glad a female director will be at the helm.

Kevin Feige fought a mighty fight to get her on the schedule. So it’s a start.”

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Seeing how she’s been waiting a while herself, Widow might take issue with that pushing business, but yes, it’s a start.

Meanwhile, Whedon is trying to push through his third-act script issues, and excited to be flying by the seat of his pants, free of overwhelming expectations.

It’s the first time in my life I’m writing without a sort of studio audience rating — without a plan. I’m just writing about something I care about, so it’s a little terrifying and it’s taking a little longer. But I think it will be good!”

I can’t help wondering if this new project is some kind of Twist on his comic character, described as a Victorian, female Batman, because hot damn, I’d run to see that.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • AngelenoEwok

    “a girl who goes through some unbelievable shit,” wow, he’s really pushing himself creatively, I see.

  • I have mixed feelings about this. I love Joss, I really do. But he is such a …. what’s the term here? Like sure AoU wasn’t amazing, but it wasn’t awful. And all that nonsense re: Coulson. He just gets so grumpy some times about stuff that there is no reason to be grumpy about. Like we love what you give us Joss, why are you mad when we love it too much? That being said I know he could pull of a project like that so well. I would love if he could find a way to do the Nomad (2009) series based on RIkki Barnes. It’s all Whedon receipe. Young girl out of her own world (counter earth) , struggling to find a place, etc https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rikki_Barnes

    side note : I seek your cough*sackhoff*cough
    http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfznwxWFEV1qzjufdo1_500.gif

    but i mean…. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/bd/51/24/bd5124a1527851f8f307625b4bfa258b.jpg
    https://media.giphy.com/media/F3rhCKmMmW6MU/giphy.gif

    • Valhallaback Girl

      WAIT. WHO IS THAT?!

      • NateMan

        Yvonne Strahavahooski from Chuck.

        It’s possible I spelled that wrong.

        • Valhallaback Girl

          I’m going to say “yes.”

          And we’ve had this conversation, right? About Chuck?

          • NateMan

            Ohh yes. Sorry, long day.

            Hey, you could play her! How’s your acting?

          • Valhallaback Girl

            I don’t know. I’ve never given it a go. I’d have to drop a lot of weight. I might be willing to do that, though

          • NateMan

            I have no doubt you’d be an excellent thespian.

          • i support you as Yvonne as Sarah.

    • *coughStarbuckforthewincough*