If you've been following our Whedon coverage, you know we're just as excited as you are about Joss Whedon's latest project! The television and film guru hinted at a few minor details to The Wrap and the HeForShe Media Summit in Los Angeles.
According to The Wrap, Joss Whedon's new script is "about a girl who goes through some unbelievable sh**."
If you know anything about the Whedonverse, you know how important female empowerment is to him. Every single female character, whether they're in the spotlight or not, have shown that they can take care of themselves and others without being over-the-top.
Women do not have to be super masculine in order to kick ass and take care of business. If this new project is anything like his previous works, I for one will be extremely happy.
Since our first report a few days ago, Whedon has shed some new light on his post-Marvel project.
“It is an original screenplay that is very different from everything I’ve ever done except for that it’s exactly the same,” Whedon teased. “I’m just writing about something I care about, so it’s a little terrifying and it’s taking a little longer [than usual]. But I think it will be good!”
Whedon even says he's already finished the movie script...and it made him cry.
“I wrote all the way through to the end of the movie, and I was crying so hard in public.”
If it made Joss Whedon cry what hope do the rest of us have?
But you know what they say: if you don't feel something for your own writing, then the audience won't feel anything either.
At SDCC 2015, Whedon said he was working on a female Victorian-era Batman comic series. Could it have evolved into a full-blown movie and comic duo ala Marvel and DC, or is this just another one of his post-Marvel projects?
Whatever the case, we are sure to love it! After his Marvel run with Avengers (2008) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2012), Whedon has confessed " the collaborative process “a little bit broke me”."
However, just because he is turning to new projects does not mean he will lose touch with the Marvel team. He is proud of his work on the Avengers franchise and has "nothing but praise" for Marvel president Kevin Feige. According to Whedon, Feige "fought a mighty fight" to get Captain Marvel, the studio's first female-led superhero film, on the production schedule.
What do you think Joss Whedon's new project will be? Any fan theories? Stay tuned!