Joss Whedon plans 'eternal rest'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 April 2015
Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon

'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' director Joss Whedon is planning an "eternal rest" after finishing the Marvel movie

Joss Whedon is planning an "eternal rest".

The 50-year-old director - who helmed 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' - recently announced plans to walk away from the Marvel universe, but has confessed he won't go "too far" from the franchise.

Speaking at a press conference at the Corinthia Hotel in London yesterday (21.04.15), Joss was asked whether he sees himself returning to the Marvel universe one day, to which he replied: "I don't think I'll ever get too far away from it because I love it so much. After my long rest I plan a longer rest, possibly an eternal rest. I have no immediate plans, which is the best thing I've ever said."

What's more, Joss joked that Kevin Feige - the president of Marvel Studios - holds the key to the franchise.

He told BANG Showbiz: "The thing I love about comics is the thing I love about what Kevin Fiege is doing with the Marvel universe, which is that he approaches every movie as a completely new idea, as a movie of some particular genre that happens to have superheroes in it.

"He's not interested in creating a formula; he's interested in creating a universe. So as long as he can stay alive - which is I think, probably a few months more - I think it has legs."

Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 21min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson
  • UK release: 23 April 2015

Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Downey Jr) to keep the peace, goes rogue and decides to kill off the Avengers. Barely logical but impressively entertaining superhero fun; Johansson and Olsen are central to the action and Whedon's script is strong, snappy and irreverent, but it doesn't have much…

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