Joss Whedon Teases New Project, Is Open to Directing a Female-Driven Marvel Film

As soon as Joss Whedon was done with Avengers: Age of Ultron,he bailed on Marvel. As we’ve all heard the development of that film left a bad taste in his mouth. The filmmaker is now back to working on some of his own projects. One of those projects is an original screenplay about “a girl who goes through some unbelievable shit.” We don’t know much more about it other than that.

I’ve wondered if he would ever come back to Marvel to direct another film, and apparently he’s open to the idea. During an interview with The Wrap, Whedon was asked if he’d be interested in directing a female-driven Marvel franchise and this was his answer:

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

I’d love to see Whedon come back for some more Marvel action. Maybe he could direct the Black Widow solo film when Marvel finally gets around to it. He’d be perfect for it. Of course, there are a ton of other female superhero characters in the Marvel universe that he could take on. The first big female-led Marvel feature film will be Captain Marvel, and in regards to that Whedon said:

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

If Marvel and Whedon were ever going to work together again it’s probably not going to happen for awhile. Right now he’s just focused on his original screenplay, and about that he says:

“It is an original screenplay that is very different from everything I’ve ever done except for that it’s exactly the same. If I could just get a little more traction on that third-act issue.
“It’s the first time in my life I’m writing without a sort of studio audience rating — without a plan. I’m just writing about something I care about, so it’s a little terrifying and it’s taking a little longer. But I think it will be good!”

I’m excited to learn more about this new project that Whedon is working on. But it’s good to know that he’s open to directing another Marvel movie. I'd like to see him make a few of his own original films before he does, though.