Who will direct the two-part conclusion to our live-action saga starring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Last I heard, ‘Winter Soldier’s’ the Russo Brothers were at least helming part 1 of ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ Suddenly, that doesn’t seem to be the case, as there are new questions about Joss Whedon returning. Questions so tough that he had to cross legs with Empire Magazine for a little chit chat about this and that, and oh yeah…dude, are you directing these movies or what? We’ll see exactly what he said after the jump, but from the cheap seats, it kinda reminds me of that time when Peter Jackson said he was tired of Middle Earth. Yeah, you see where I’m going with this.
If you ask me, I’m saying separating the Jossed-One from Avengers Part ANYTHING is a tough pill to swallow. That is, until he does a Whedon and kills a great cast member for absolutely no reason. Then, I’ll be ready to give him the heave ho. But until then, he’s aces in my book even if he doesn’t sound like he wants any part of it.
“I couldn’t imagine doing this again…It’s enormously hard, and it be, by then, a good five years since I created anything that was completely my own. So it’s very doubtful that I would take on the two-part Infinity War movie that would eat up the next four years of my life. I obviously still want to be a part of the Marvel Universe – I love these guys – but it ain’t easy. This year has been more like running three shows than any year of my life. It is bonkers.”
Waah waah, I’m living too much of a dream! Boo hoo, I can’t find enough banks to hold all my money!
This is a problem for me. Because I know this trick. The holding out for more cash trick. Thing is, Whedon’s gotta do it because I don’t really trust anyone else. James Gunn’s got a full plate and he loves those heaping helpings of delicious ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ awesomeness. The Russos…sorry. I loved ‘WS’ but I’m still on the fence with them. That movie could’ve been a fluke. I trust them with Cap, but I don’t trust them with Thanos Vs. Everybody. For that matter, I can’t for the life of me think of a single soul or directing team I’d replace Whedon with should he actually want out of the franchise. But what if he’s not holding out for money? I still say it’s doable. After all, a little poking, a little prodding, and Jackson changed his tune to came back and direct ‘The Hobbit.’
Yeah. Hmmm. When I put it that way, maybe the Josster should sit this one out. Thoughts?
Via – Empire Magazine