Joss Whedon has revealed he has cut ties with the Marvel world in a new video interview.
“I sort of had my finger in all of the films in the second phase but then I just had to concentrate only on Ultron and sort of know that when it was done, I was just going to stop. So I made a completely clean break — not because we had a falling out, just because if I was still there going, ‘Well, here are my thoughts on this film,’ I’d be there every day,” the 51-year-old writer/director said during a talk with the Oxford Union.
“It’s important to me, not just to have my own thing and do something smaller, but also to create a new challenge for myself because I will start to repeat myself,” Joss continued. “I think Steven Soderbergh during one of his ‘I’m retiring’ moments said, ‘I’m finding the same solutions for problems. I found myself in the same way. I need to increase my vocabulary because I’m now at a place where enough people know what I do and I’ve done it enough where I could just sort of vaguely do that, and that is how you become old and obsolete. As an artist … I need to make it harder for myself, so I’m working on a few personal projects that I can’t describe. But I can tell you that they’re really hard, and I’m totally failing, and it feels great.”
Joss has been heavily involved in the Marvel world. He wrote and directed Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. He also created Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
Neil Patrick Harris is all smiles while stepping out for the Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Reunion held during the 2015 PaleyFest New York at The Paley Center for Media on Saturday (October 10) in New York City.
Elizabeth Olsen is sandwiched in-between Iron Man and Captain America while attending the premiere of her latest film Avengers: Age of Ultron held at Roppongi Hills on Tuesday (June 23) in Tokyo, Japan.
The 26-year-old actress was joined at the event by director Joss Whedon, as well as Japanese actors Hiroyuki Miyasako and Ryoko Yonekura, who came out to show their support.
If you’re going to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron this weekend, don’t get your hopes up about seeing an appearance from Tom Hiddleston‘s character Loki!
The film’s director Joss Whedon is explaining why Loki has been cut from the film, even though Tom did film a scene for it.
“We did shoot something, but it didn’t play,” he told MTV News. “The movie has so much. It’s so filled. We didn’t want it to feel overstuffed. I really wanted to have Loki in it, but I understood the decision that there were now too many voices in the chorus.”
“At some point the embarrassment of riches is actually embarrassing,” Joss laughingly added.
‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’: Joss Whedon Almost Included Tom Hiddleston
Director Joss Whedon opened up to the mag about what part of the movie he is currently working on.
“I’ve been working on a lot of Ultron scenes,” Joss said, “so I’m very anti-Avengers right now. You can’t write someone if you don’t love them and I’ve come to the conclusion that Ultron is right. The Avengers need to die.”