Marvel Studios has a puppet master for their next phase in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and his name is Joss Whedon. Just the other day Whedon basically confirmed James Gunn as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, even before the studio did! So if that doesn’t tell you who’s in charge, I don’t know what other evidence you need! Master Whedon would like to share his thoughts on the other films and projects taking place within Phase 2 as well! Here are some quotes from the man himself!
Phase 2: “Very talented people are writing and directing these movies, and what I don’t want to be is the guy they dread, who’s going to come in and say” – here, Whedon affects a pompous British accent – “‘Oh, well I have the power to say change this.’ I’m not that.”
Avengers 2: “The creation of the team is not the happy ending. It is the beginning of something that is complex and difficult, and now I get to dig a little deeper. And maybe, while I’m digging, just twist that knife. And that’s exciting for me.”
Marvel U: Whedon went on to explain how he has a bit more creative control in regards to what we are seeing in the rest of the Marvel U. Such as fans asking about Agent Coulson coming back as ‘The Vision’ in the sequels.
I have some power, you know? I think there’s a level of trust. You know, Kevin Feige and I have always had mutual respect, and on the first movie he was very supportive. But there were definitely things where they were like, “Hmm, we don’t see that.” And I think now Kevin’s in a place where it would be more like, “We don’t see it, but we think you do.”
And that doesn’t mean they’re just going to roll over and I’m going to say, “Oh, it’s ‘Great Lakes Avengers’ and we’re going to get Squirrel Girl and you’re gonna love it.” You know, they need to believe.
SHIELD TV series: “It’s new characters. It needs to be its own thing. It needs to be adjacent [to the MCU] but you don’t want to do a show where you’re constantly going, ‘Iron Man just left, but he was totally here a minute ago.’ You want them to do their own thing.” “Well, what does S.H.I.E.L.D. have that the other superheroes don’t? And that, to me, is that they’re not superheroes. But they live in that universe. Even though they’re a big organization, that [lack of powers] makes them underdogs, and that’s interesting to me.”
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Thanks to Collider and MTV