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Joss Whedon Wants To Do Star Wars, More DC & Marvel

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Thu, 10/20/2016 - 14:33

We haven't seen much of Joss Whedon following The Avengers: Age Of Ultron as Whedon took a break following the movie and its lukewarm reception. The good news is that it now seems as if Whedon is revitalized as he chats with Complex.com about DC, Marvel and even Star Wars.

Regarding Star Wars, a while back saw Joss Whedon state he wasn't interested, but after seeing the Star Wars: Rogue One trailer, Whedon has changed his tune.

Do I want to make a Star Wars movie? Yeah. I was like, "I don't want to make a Star Wars movie. Like, god dammit, why?" But I saw the trailer for Rogue awhile ago and I was like, "I want to do that." To make a Star Wars movie and not be wed to the bigger picture.

For DC, Joss Whedon is currently rumored to direct the musical crossover between The Flash and Supergirl, which Whedon happens to mention are the two shows he watches.

DC’s decision to have their shows on TV with different actors playing the same characters at the same time as their movies, is a little interesting.​

My daughter is pissed: "That's not the Flash! The Flash is this guy! But we watch the Flash and Supergirl every week.

Whedon also talks more about DC and Marvel:

I did not see Suicide Squad. I saw Batman vs. Superman. Everybody’s got their own method. I think Marvel has been more successful systematically. DC has been more cinematic—their stuff looks amazing—but I feel like Kevin [Feige, President of Marvel Studios] is a really good storyteller. He really cares about coherence, and I feel like style never defeats substance at Marvel, but a little style creeps in. Ant-Man had some, Doctor Strange might be funky, and they are doing very fun things on TV. The Marvel-Netflix thing is working really well. 

Joss Whedon was also once attached to a Wonder Woman movie years back; his thoughts on the new Gal Gadot version:

I want it to be good. The trailer was just wonderful. I’ll probably be disappointed, me more than anybody else, because I’ll be like, "Wow, my version..." or whatever, but I can still get myself up for it. The trailer had her shield and her fire hammer and yep, I’m good, this will be fine, everything is good. Such an image.

Following the release of Avengers 2, Whedon shut down his Twitter and said he was done with Marvel, but recently said he wouldn't mind going back and even said he would like to make a Black Widow movie. Whedon offered his thoughts on Age of Ultron and doing more superhero gigs which sounds like Whedon would be pretty much up for anything.

But there is always a backlash. Ultron was a difficult experience for me because it wasn’t so much of a backlash—it did really well—but it didn’t strike the same nerve in this country. More importantly, it fell out of the conversation very quickly. People just thought, "Oh look did you see the prequel to Civil War? Yes, it’s pretty good." That broke me.

There are some times when you get micro-managed to death but with Marvel, they let me make two movies that were very much mine. So do I want to make James Bond movie? Yeah. Anne Hathaway does Catwoman again? Sure, I’m in.