Joss Whedon has confirmed
that he will likely not return to direct the third Avengers
movie. Whedon, who directed the insanely popular Avengers
and its upcoming sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron
, wishes to focus more on his own projects. "I couldn't imagine doing this again," he said. "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."
Whedon was quick to add that he didn’t want to leave the Marvel world altogether. "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 Whedonites will remember, at one point Joss was working on his beloved television shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel
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As of right now, there is talk
that James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy
) or the Russo Brothers (Captain America: The Winter Soldier
) will be taking over the third and fourth Avengers
films, though nothing has yet been confirmed. Avengers: Age of Ultron
is set for release in the U.S. on May 1.
Although we’ll be sorry to see Joss go, we know he will continue to provide us with amazing projects. Will there finally be that long-awaited Doctor Horrible
sequel on the horizon? What has been your favorite slice of the Whedonverse? Leave your comments below!
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