It appears that basically being the architect for an entire cinematic universe is a bit time consuming and exhausting. Joss Whedon is currently wrapping up Avengers: Age of Ultron, and he’s pretty sure he will not be returning to Marvel after it citing the fact that he’s exhausted and he wants to do his own thing.
I would never rule anything out, because I like working here. By the same token, the biggest thing for me is that I need to do something that I create myself. It’s been way too long since I created a universe. The last thing I did before The Avengers was [directing an episode of] Glee, and in between I did Much Ado About Nothing. So I haven’t created my own universe for over five years. That feels wrong. You know, my own universe might be a book of haiku. I’m not necessarily saying I’ve got a grand scheme.
More original content from the man who brought us Buffy, Firefly and Dollhouse (well, not so much Dollhouse)? Yes, and check please. The man has worked wonders with Marvel’s properties, but I’m happy to see him do his own thing and that thing is probably going to be focused on one character. “One person. Can’t stress that enough. Movie about one person — not a team, not 10, just one,” the director said in an interview.[via Buzzfeed]