A few months ago saw Joss Whedon make mention he was done working with Marvel, but now it’s learned the Avengers director may have just needed some time off.
While participating at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Talk series along with Hulk actor Mark Rufffalo, Joss Whedon mentioned that he isn’t close minded about taking on other Marvel projects down the road, and he hopes Marvel hasn’t quit on him either.
“It was just five years of my life,” Whedon told Deadline about working on both Avengers movies. “I took a two-week vacation for the first time in 25 years, except for the four month vacation where I wrote the Buffy musical. I set out to accomplish nothing.”
Ruffalo welcomed Whedon back into the fold.
“I begged him to do Avengers 3 and 4, Hulk 3, Thor 3 and Quasimodo, and he said, ‘I’ll never do it again,’” Ruffalo joked to the audience. “I was getting worried about you, but you’re back.”
“Yeah, I’m back,” Whedon said.
It’s noted Whedon’s next project (not Marvel) is currently being kept under wraps, but Whedon offered it’s “super good” and “a definite departure.”