Joss Whedon: ‘I Won’t Be Making Another Marvel film’
Filmmaker Joss Whedon has stunned Marvel movie fans by revealing he has severed ties with the studio.
The man who wrote and directed The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and created TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has had enough of being of being part of the Marvel universe, and has walked away from the comic book-to-movie empire.
“It’s important to me, not just to have my own thing and do something smaller, but also to create a new challenge for myself because I will start to repeat myself,” Whedon continued.
“I need to increase my vocabulary, because I’m now at a place where enough people know what I do and I’ve done it enough where I could just sort of vaguely do that, and that is how you become old and obsolete.”
Whedon, who also directed episodes of cult TV shows Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel, and an art house revamp of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing for the big screen, is already at work on his next project.
“As an artist… I need to make it harder for myself, so I’m working on a few personal projects that I can’t describe,” he explained, “but I can tell you that they’re really hard, and I’m totally failing – and it feels great.”