Based on comments we’ve heard from Joss Whedon in the past, he didn’t exactly enjoy the experience of jumping from The Avengers straight into its sequel, Age of Ultron. Much of that seemed to be the result of creative differences with Marvel Studios, but the filmmaker has made it clear that he would be open to working with them again so long as he can take some time to focus on his own projects first.
That’s actually what he’s up to at the moment, but in a new interview, Whedon was asked if he would return to Marvel for a female led Avengers spinoff, and had this to say about it:
“Yeah, of course. Although I tend more towards the Jessica Jones-ey kind of stories than the delightful Supergirl stories that my daughter wants.”
A team of Avengers made up of women is nothing new, as Marvel recently launched a series called A-Force revolving around the likes of Captain Marvel, She-Hulk, and Black Widow. Talking of the former, Whedon was quick to point out that he won’t be available to direct Carol Danvers’ first solo outing, but praised the studio for finally giving her the spotlight.
“Kevin Feige fought a mighty fight to get her on the schedule. So it’s a start. You could say that should be a middle, but it’s a start.”
With fan demand for a Black Widow movie on the rise and Kevin Feige promising that it’s something they’re working on, perhaps Whedon could return to helm that one? Regardless of whether he ends up working on that or a female centric Avengers movie though, a possible return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is something well worth getting excited about.