As the guy who directed one of the most successful films in human history (The Avengers), who now gets to essentially determine the course of every Marvel Studios film to be churned out in the next five years, and the creator of one of the greatest television shows of all time (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), you’d think that Joss Whedon would have everything he could possibly ever want. Not true, however, as the Nerd King has admitted that he painfully had to pass on directing the first cinematic episode of the upcoming third Star Wars trilogy.
Due to his status as the aforementioned Nerd King, his love of Star Wars, and the fact that his television show Firefly and its film spin-off Serenity were everything fans wished the Star Wars prequel trilogy had been, Whedon was an obvious candidate to direct the newest Star Wars film. His obligations to Marvel and The Avengers 2, however, complicated things.
“I’m as angry as you should be. … When I heard that I was like, ‘I wonder … no, I really can’t do that. Oh, I already have a job.’ I wouldn’t clear the Avengers. I’m having so much fun with that sequel right now, just with the script, that I couldn’t imagine not doing it.”
While it’s a not entirely surprising disappointment—there’s no way Marvel would ever release Whedon from Avengers 2—it’s also good to hear that Whedon is actually excited about The Avengers 2, meaning that it might be better than the just-okay first film (I know, I know, I’m a horrible human being, hit me in the comments).
What do you think of Whedon’s comments?
Source: Cinema Blend