Joss Whedon Would Direct an All-Female Avengers Movie

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 4:50PM
Marvel
Avengers
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 4:50PM
Joss Whedon Would Direct an All-Female Avengers Movie
Despite the relative disappointment from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon still remains to be one of the kings of comic book moviemaking. Though he recently decided to distance himself a bit from his endeavors in the MCU, it would seem as if he's open to the possibility of returning if it's the right movie. The Wrap recently got to ask him what he would say should he be asked to direct a female-driven Avengers movie. Here's how he responded:

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Yeah, of course. Although I tend more towards the Jessica Jones-ey kind of stories than the delightful Supergirl stories that my daughter wants.
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While there isn't any current talks of an all-female Avengers movie actually happening, it's great to hear that Whedon is open to doing more work for the MCU should the opportunity and the right offer arrive. As cool as a female-driven Avengers film would be, it's doubtful that one is currently in the works. As the man responsible for Buffy the Vampire Slayer though, Whedon is arguably the perfect man for the job should that day ever come.

Then again, each of Marvel's movies have been pretty lighthearted and hopeful in tone. So even if Marvel was thinking about a project like this, Whedon's vision for something "Jessica Jones-ey" would almost certainly be more compatible with the MCU Netflix shows, which each have a decidedly darker tone. 

On that note, with the recently announced Birds of Prey movie apprarently in pre-production, maybe it's time for Whedon to turncoat to DC, as that's a project that would undoubtedly allow him to work with an all-female superhero team with darker tones.   

Thankfully, however, it seems like the MCU is starting to place more of an emphasis on it's female characters (though even then, it's still arguably not enough of an emphasis). Wasp will become a titular super heroine in Ant-Man and The Wasp, and it does seem as if there's been an effort to add more dimensionality to Black Widow, rather than just have her serve as the eye candy of the Avengers. Likewise, a Captain Marvel movie is currently in the works, which just so happens to be another thing that Whedon commented on.

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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.
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With Wonder Woman coming to theaters in 2017, it does very much seem like a start to more female representation in comic book movies. Hopefully that's the case, and if so, Whedon, who's worked so well with female characters in the past, can also hopefully be a part of making that happen.
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