Age of Ultron is not the end of the road for the Avengers, but is it the end for Joss Whedon?
It's no secret that Joss Whedon's involvement in the Marvel movie universe has had a hugely positive impact on it. In addition to the Avengers movie itself, Joss has had his fingers in a number of other Marvel pies, helping some of the standalone movies to be stronger and more cohesive.
But, at least as far as directing goes, it looks like Age of Ultron is the stop where Whedon will be getting off. We'd heard rumors about it, but now Whedon has weighed in to talk about why he won't be back.
I couldn't imagine doing this again. It's enormously hard, and it would 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. 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.
There's already been mention that James Gunn could take the reins, and, considering that the Avengers are about to get a lot more cosmic, the guy who directed Guardians of the Galaxy seems like a good choice.
But what do you think of this shift? Can the Marvel movie machine keep on trucking if Whedon's no longer involved?
(via Comic Book Movie)