JOSS WHEDON Would Direct All Female AVENGERS Spin-Off

On the set of "Avengers: Age of Ultron"
Credit: Marvel Studios
Credit: Marvel Comics

Avengers director Joss Whedon has made no secret of his difficulties directing the blockbuster film's sequel Age of Ultron, but there is apparently one thing that could get him to return to the franchise he helped launch - an all female spin-off.

“Yeah, of course,” Whedon told The Wrap when asked if he’d helm an all-female Avengers film. “Although I tend more towards the Jessica Jones-ey kind of stories than the delightful Supergirl stories that my daughter wants.”

Marvel currently publishes A-Force, an all-female Avengers team led by She-Hulk and starring many women Avengers, including Captain Marvel, who Whedon says he almost included in Age of Ultron, and who will get her own solo film from Marvel in 2019.

Whedon gave credit to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige for fighting to get a Captain Marvel movie made in spite of misconceptions about female-led movies in Hollywood.

“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.”

As for his current projects, Whedon is currently writing a screenplay about a young girl who “goes through some unbelievable sh*t.”

“It is an original screenplay that is very different from everything I’ve ever done except for that it’s exactly the same,” Whedon joked.

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