In recent weeks we have been struck with the tragic announcement that Joss Whedon is leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As his final will and testament, he has left us with Avengers: Age of Ultron, a suitable farewell from a true geek icon.
However, during a recent interview, Whedon claimed that he would be willing to work in DC’s upcoming Cinematic Universe – well, we do know he’s really excited for Batman V Superman (here).
This is particularly fascinating, given the fact that Whedon has been attached to a DC project before. Throughout most of the 2000’s, Warner Bros commissioned him to work on a Wonder Woman script. After multiple years in development hell, Whedon left the project due to unresolvable creative differences.
This does beg the question, what would Whedon do? Last week, Patty Jenkins took up the director’s chair for Wonder Woman, so the most likely film has already been ruled out.
Despite everything I have said up to this point, it is worth noting that Whedon answered these questions with his trademarked dry wit. One such example of this is when he stated, “Sure. I’d be like ‘I have all these joke ideas.’ And they’d be like ‘No, we don’t do that here.” Based on this, it is still very possible that he is merely jesting, about the concept of working for DC… but it’s fun to think about.