Joss Whedon is Open to Directing a DC Comics Movie

By April 26, 2015
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With writer-director Joss Whedon turning in his last work for Marvel Studios for the foreseeable future, the talented creator has gone on record saying that he has an innate desire to create something new of his own. That doesn’t mean, though, that he isn’t open to the prospect of new superhero movies in the future, even if they’re for Warner Bros. and the characters of DC Comics.

In an interview with IGN, Whedon talked a bit about the prospect of directing for Marvel’s competition, as well as the previous work he’d done on Wonder Woman a decade ago that failed to come to fruition. On directing a comic book movie for Warner Bros., he also took a slight shot at the more somber tone that films like Man of Steel and Batman v Superman seem to be going for.

Sure. I’d be like ‘I have all these joke ideas.’ And they’d be like ‘No, we don’t do that here.’ I desperately wanted to do a Batman film – who doesn’t? And I wanted to do Wonder Woman. I was a Marvel kid growing up, but I was always DC-curious. And I see myself on the spectrum in between.

In regards to Wonder Woman, Whedon was very pragmatic about why that film ultimately didn’t work out, but also expressed a lot of excitement for that film to finally see the light of day under the stewardship of director Patty Jenkins.

I worked really hard on that movie and it meant a lot, but I don’t know if what I was trying to do would fit in with what their vision is. I’m excited to see it so I just want them to make it so I can see it!

Whedon’s next film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, hits theaters on May 1st. For more on Whedon’s future work and the development of new comics-based movies, keep it locked on GeekNation.

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • USAjoe

    I’m the same ,balancing in the spectrum of both DC and Marvel; I have equal love for both