Joss Whedon Confirms He’s Done with Marvel Movies, Clarifies When He Left

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Joss Whedon Confirms He’s Done with Marvel Movies, Clarifies When He Left

Joss Whedon has confirmed that he won’t be involved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in any creative capacity, after wrapping up his work on “Avengers: Age of Ultron” last year.

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In an interview with the Oxford Union, Whedon spoke about his involvement in the MCU, saying he was a consultant on all of the Phase 2 films, but decided to solely focus on “Age of Ultron” when it went into production — with the intention that the “Avengers” sequel would be his last movie with Marvel.

Here’s Whedon’s explanation, courtesy of Cosmic Book News:

Will you have any involvement in the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Whedon: No. You know I was their sort of Consigliere for a while… We do not discuss our thing… [audience laughter] But, I sort of had my finger in all of the films in the second phase, but then I just had to concentrate only on Ultron, and sort of know when it was done I was just going to stop. So I made a completely clean break – not because we had a falling out – just because I was like, “I can’t…” If I was still there going, “Well, here are my thoughts on this film,” I’d be there every day. I wouldn’t do anything else because there are a lot of films, and it is a lot of fun. It’s very seductive. When you can put your little fairy dust on things and just improve them slighty, and they actually listen to you… I was a script doctor for a long time, and the part where they listen to you was very rare; so it was very important for my own self to go “we can still be friends,” but…

You can watch the full interview with Whedon below:

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While Whedon won’t be back, the MCU forges on, with “Captain America: Civil War” hitting screens on May 6, followed by “Doctor Strange” on November 4. The next “Avengers” film, “Infinity War – Part 1,” is slated for a May 4, 2018 release.

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