After The Avengers debuted to insane box office numbers in 2012, Joss Whedon signed a contract with Marvel to return as the writer/director of Avengers 2. That’s since become known as Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the film just wrapped production yesterday. Whedon took to Twitter to commemorate the occasion, and to pose a question:
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) August 6, 2014
Well, before he does anything else, he has to oversee the editing process on this movie, which will hit theaters on May 1st, 2015. But after that? His options are pretty wide open. His contract with Marvel expires after this film is completed, and I’ve seen some informed speculation from people who say that he won’t be coming back for The Avengers 3. That’s unfortunate for Marvel fans, but it might be a great thing for Joss Whedon fans. With a free schedule, he’s free to pursue whatever project he’s really passionate about doing next. And with the clout he’s gained from these films, that could end up being a very cool original project of his own, or it could result in him staying in the Disney family but jumping over to another well-known franchise. Star Wars: Episode IX is still looking for a director…
Whedon also gave props to his Age of Ultron crew:
My crew. No: the crew I got to be a part of. These (and more) people made the movie, and made my year. pic.twitter.com/7kFqFhcOG7
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) August 7, 2014
Strangely, Age of Ultron is one of many projects to wrap principal photography this week. Fantastic Four, Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys, and The Walk all finished up as well, so it’s a big week for 2015 releases.
What do you think Joss Whedon should direct next? Would you like to see him stick with Marvel or move on to something else?
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