While The Avengers is still hailed as one of the best comic book movies, it’s successor, Avengers: Age of Ultron, has proven to be a hit-or-miss among fans and critics alike. The film saw plenty of backlash over the Natasha/Bruce romance, the Hawkeye story-line, and the treatment of Black Widow, who many felt was out of character in the film. Those, of course, were only some of the reasons critics and fans had issues with the film. There was no denying that, while still highly enjoyable, the film did feel a bit uneven at times, mostly due to what Whedon was forced to leave on the cutting room floor. Still, while far from perfect, Avengers: Age of Ultron was still a fun ride and helped to set up what is easily one of Marvel’s best film’s to date: Captain America: Civil War.
And yet, while his second go at a Marvel film was far from satisfying – something Whedon has been very vocal about since his time on Age of Ultron – the writer/director is willing to return to the Avengers… albeit with a slight twist. While speaking with the folks at The Wrap, Whedon was asked if he’d consider directing a female-driven Avengers franchise, to which Whedon responded enthusiastically, before stating that it’d have to be something more in line with Jessica Jones than the “delightful” Supergirl.
“Yeah, of course. Although I tend more towards the Jessica Jones-ey kind of stories than the delightful Supergirl stories that my daughter wants.”
Even if you had a problem with Whedon’s Age of Ultron, you can’t deny that the man has done a great job at pushing for more female led projects in Hollywood. His work on shows like the fantastic Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse have highlighted Whedon’s ability to showcase strong, kick-ass female characters that are also flawed and fully-realized. So the idea of him wanting to tackle a female led Avengers film, especially in the vein of Jessica Jones, isn’t all that surprising. It’s something that Whedon would more than likely knock out of the park. The likeliness of it happening, however, is slim to none. As it stands, the only female-led film Marvel has on the schedule is Captain Marvel, a character that, according to Whedon, Feige fought to get on the schedule.
Whedon gave full credit to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige for even placing a Captain Marvel movie into development. “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,” said Whedon, directing his comments at Hollywood as a whole and not Marvel specifically.
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Source: The Wrap.