Joss Whedon Got All Emotional While Watching Avengers: Endgame


Joss Whedon was once the big cheese of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, being the one Kevin Feige trusted to write and direct The Avengers back in 2012. Likewise, he also consulted on several Phase One movies – including an uncredited contribution to the script of Captain America: The First Avenger – and helmed Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, Whedon left the Marvel universe behind in 2015.

He’s still being wowed by their movies, though. It appears the filmmaker just got around to seeing Avengers: Endgame today as he took to Twitter to give his succinct thoughts on the third sequel to his original team-up film, and it seems it left him pretty emotional. “Endgame. Guys. Jesus.,” he wrote, followed by the hashtag “#noYOUcried.”

We’re pretty sure most fans can relate to Whedon’s reaction to Endgame. It’s probably especially moving if you helped kick off these characters’ journeys in the MCU. Whedon may also be pleased to see how many elements from his films are revisited here (Hawkeye’s family, Tony’s apocalyptic vision, Cap with Thor’s hammer) and, of course, all those Avengers callbacks.

Whedon was similarly blown away by Avengers: Infinity War last year, revealing at the time that he was impressed with how well the Russos and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely handled the character of Thanos. Though he was responsible for introducing the Mad Titan into the MCU at the end of The Avengers, Whedon admitted he wouldn’t have known how to tackle the villain for the big screen.

The director originally left Marvel due to the intense production of Ultron, in which he and producers clashed over creative differences (Whedon wanted more character stuff like the farmhouse scene, but the studio wanted more set-up of the Infinity Stones). However, this shows that there’s no hard feelings between the two parties. Not that he’s likely to return any time soon, though, as Whedon’s set to helm Victorian-set superhero show The Nevers and also has a hand in the Buffy reboot.

Source: Twitter

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