Joss Whedon Wants to Get Back to Original Content After 'Avengers 2'

September 26, 2013
Source: EW

Joss Whedon

Right now Joss Whedon is very busy preparing to direct The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and he's been engrossed in the Marvel world for awhile now since he first embarked on a venture to bring the superhero ensemble to the big screen for the first time. However, once he's done with the Marvel sequel, Whedon will likely take a step back from the comic book movie world, and he'll probably end up stepping away from adaptations of other properties completely. Whedon recently spoke with EW, saying that while there's plenty of other adaptations he would love to bring to the big screen, "It’s very important I don’t do that."

Whedon explained his desires following the Marvel sequel:

It’s very important that we start creating new content again. We can only build on nostalgia so much before we have nothing left to build on. Before we’re rebooting Spider-Man—again. It’s dangerous to the culture, and it’s boring to me. I squeezed in between my Avengers movies a 400-year-old play. So I really need to create some new worlds.

However, Whedon isn't necessarily completely opposed to doing something with established intellectual property. For example, EW asks, "So if Disney said, “Here’s the Boba Fett movie,” you’d say no?" Whedon responded, "I can’t say for sure, because that’s a tasty morsel. But right now my heart doesn’t go that way." So Whedon might be tempted by certain projects, but right now he's looking for more original stories. Of course, Whedon will probably always have a hand in Marvel projects as their creative consultant, but as far as directing and writing goes, its time for something fresh. Thoughts?

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Power to ya J-Dubs

Danimal on Sep 26, 2013


Dr. Horrible 2 better be on his list!

Morvidus on Sep 26, 2013


I would very cautiously agree to this.

OfficialJab on Sep 26, 2013


So tired of hearing about that guy.

cobrazombie on Sep 28, 2013


I cant say I don't blame him! I really enjoy a lot of his original stuff! He makes m. bay look like a special education student...helmet and all!

Jimmy Love on Sep 29, 2013

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