Joss Whedon might have directed the two single biggest Marvel films - 'The Avengers' and it's 2015 sequel 'Age of Ultron' (also the third and fifth highest grossing films of all time), but according to a new interview he's done with the studio for good.
Speaking to the Oxford Union society, Wheddon was asked if he'll have any involvement with the studio moving forward down, but the director shot down this prospect quite overwhelmingly, responding "I sort of had my finger in all of the films in the second phase, but then I just had to concentrate only on Ultron, and sort of know when it was done I was just going to stop. So I made a completely clean break - not because we had a falling out - just because I was like, "I can't..." If I was still there going, "Well, here are my thoughts on this film," I'd be there every day. I wouldn't do anything else because there are a lot of films, and it is a lot of fun. It's very seductive. When you can put your little fairy dust on things and just improve them slightly, and they actually listen to you. I was a script doctor for a long time, and the part where they listen to you was very rare; so it was very important for my own self to go "we can still be friends," but..."
The next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; the third entry in the 'Captain America' series 'Civil War', hits cinemas in May.