Avengers director Joss Whedon has confirmed that he won’t be making any films as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future.
Whedon directed both The Avengers and Avengers: Age Of Ultron, tying together characters who had first appeared in standalone titles including Thor and Captain America. However, in a speech given at Oxford University, he confirmed that he has no plans to continue the working relationship.
“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,” he said.
“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 slightly, 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…”
Watch the interview in full below: