Joss Whedon says it's doubtful he will return for Avengers: Infinity War
While it's still not official, the claim going around late last year that Joe and Anthony Russo were in talks to direct AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR - PART 1 and PART 2 seems more and more likely. Recent comments made by THE AVENGERS and AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON director Joss Whedon all but confirmed that he won’t be continuing to helm the franchise.
Here is what Whedon told Empire Magazine about his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
I couldn’t imagine doing this again. It’s enormously hard, and it be, by then, a good five years since I created anything that was completely my own. So it’s very doubtful that I would take on the two-part Infinity War movie that would eat up the next four years of my life. I obviously still want to be a part of the Marvel Universe – I love these guys – but it ain’t easy. This year has been more like running three shows than any year of my life. It is bonkers.
As I mentioned when the story of the Russo brothers being attached initially surfaced, it’s never a bad idea to walk away from something before you get too comfortable. That’s especially true when it comes to Whedon, who seems to be more interested in his own original content. As for the Russo brothers, most people were more than pleased with their work on CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLIDER and I can’t imagine would complain to see them tackle more Marvel movies for the better part of a decade.
Are you happy to see the Russo brothers taking over?