Joss Whedon and the MCU - What Next?

No Comments
Mark Ruffalo, Joss Whedon and Robert Downey Jr.

2015 has brought the second outing of the Avengers, directed by the king of all nerds Joss Whedon. And while the audiences have enjoyed the movie, there were still plenty of reasons for dissatisfaction (Ultron's plan, for example, was straight out of the "˜60's Bond movies).



After the release of the movie, Joss Whedon promptly closed his Twitter account, which made everybody believe that Marvel has broken the director. Was it really so? What are his plans for the future and for the future of the MCU?

During a Q&A at Oxford Union, the director revealed that it was by his own choice to retreat from anything that Marvel means. And that was because making Age of Ultron while also providing his input in all the Phase II movies ate away all his time.

But this wasn't all, as Joss Whedon revealed. In his own words, he acted as a script doctor for the Phase II flicks. However, his input was rarely listed to: "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…" (via Comic Book Movie).

Marvel broke Joss Whedon

Marvel broke Joss Whedon

As far as the whole backlash for the Ultron character is concerned, he said that, "Ultron has been the most complicated response I’ve gotten, and the way I deal with it is becoming fetal for about eight months [audience laughter]. I f**king have no spine or self-identity or anything, and it’s horrifying. It sucks… But I’ll be okay… Later…

So, apparently, Marvel (and Disney, for that matter) do interfere with the creative process, even more than previously believed (we still want to see what Edgar Wright had in mind for Ant-Man). And that is because each of the flicks needs to be connected with what happened and what will happen in the entire shared universe (as Joss Whedon says, this takes "the soul out of films", which is a very harsh statement).

For more, you can check out the full interview with Joss Whedon below and find out what he believes about the female characters of the MCU, about the fact that the big movies share the same universe with the TV shows, and so on.

Previous Post
10 Non-Comic Book Characters Who’d Make Great Avengers
Next Post
10 Most Iconic Avengers To Ever Be A Part Of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

We use Google Tag Manager to monitor our traffic and to help us AB test new features.

Decline all Services
Accept all Services