Joss Whedon Talks About ‘Captain Marvel’ and What Kind of Female Superhero Movie He’d Want to Direct

By May 24, 2016

Whether you want to admit it or not, Joss Whedon did wonders for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2012’s The Avengers alone, and should be applauded specifically, for the amount of work he did to turn Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow from what was little more than a paper thin supporting character, into one of the most integral and complex characters in the MCU.

She’s gone on to be explored even more in the films since then, and so much so, that Marvel is now working on a solo movie for the character, due in large part to the fans demanding it. Could you have imagined wanting that after Iron Man 2?

While recently speaking with TheWrap as well, Whedon was asked whether or not he’d ever consider jumping back into the superhero fray, for say, a female led film?

“Yeah, of course [I’d be into that]. Although I tend more towards the Jessica Jones-ey kind of stories than the delightful Supergirl stories that my daughter wants.”

So with that being said, I’d like to just come out and say right now that I’d be all for a Joss Whedon written episode of Jessica Jones in season two. Please.

Coming from his previous comments as well, the publication went on to ask the filmmaker about his thoughts on the now confirmed Captain Marvel film:

“Kevin Feige fought a mighty fight to get her on the schedule. So it’s a start. You could say that should be a middle [for Hollywood], but it’s a start.”

It doesn’t sound like we should expect Whedon to enter back into the comic book movie fray anytime soon, or specifically the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and you can’t really blame him after the response and hassle he faced with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Currently, he’s busy working on a new script about “a girl who goes through some unbelievable shit,” which should be more than enough to make fans of the writer and director excited for now.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    If He Writes It I Will Watch!!!!!!!