Whilst Joss Whedon has been fairly clear about his plans to opt out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after "Avengers: Age of Ultron," that doesn't necessarily stop him from switching sides to play in the DC sandbox.
Speaking with IGN recently, he suggested he's open to having a go at a DC Comics adaptation:
"Sure. I'd be like 'I have all these joke ideas.' And they'd be like 'No, we don't do that here. I desperately wanted to do a Batman film – who doesn't? And I wanted to do Wonder Woman. I was a Marvel kid growing up, but I was always DC-curious. And I see myself on the spectrum in between."
"I don't care who she's seeing now. »
- Garth Franklin
"...Marvel Studios presents 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When 'Tony Stark' tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and 'Earth’s Mightiest Heroes'...
"...are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.
"As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers and 'Nick Fury', to stop him from enacting his terrible plans...
"...and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure..."
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- Michael Stevens
...intended to be the sequel to 2012's "Marvel's The Avengers" and the eleventh installment in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' (McU).
"...with 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' destroyed and the 'Avengers' on hiatus from stopping world threats...
...'Tony Stark' aka 'Iron Man' creates 'Ultron'...
"...a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence...
...who can assess threats and control Stark's 'Iron Legion'.
"However, his plan quickly backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy...
"...and sets out to eradicate them from Earth..."
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- Michael Stevens
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron began its roll out last week, pulling in a whopping $201 million opening weekend from various international markets, and ahead of its Stateside release this Friday a batch of fifty high-resolution images has arrived online, which we have for you here via Stitch Kingdom…
See Also: Read our Avengers: Age of Ultron reviews here, here and here
Avengers: Age of Ultron is out now in the UK and opens in North America on May 1st, with Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (Jarvis / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), James Spader (Ultron »
- Gary Collinson
In theaters Friday, May 1 3 stars (out of 4 stars) It aims to please. And, for the most part, this superhero extravaganza hits the bull’s-eye with all the precision of Jeremy Renner’s arrow-slinging Hawkeye. Or put it this way: You won’t find any moments of introspection or wounded psyches here. Writer-director Joss Whedon knows that fans of this Marvel franchise crave the dessert buffet of colorful set pieces, razor-sharp characters and a geekified inside jokes. So let’s dig in. Once again, the Avengers — Robert Downey Jr. [...] »
Following on from last week's episode, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is advertising its direct links to the Avengers in these new trailers...
In the UK, many of us have seen Avengers: Age Of Ultron already. In the USA, though, the film comes out on Friday the 1st of May.
As such, last week's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode teased elements of Joss Whedon's superhero crossover spectacular, while tomorrow's episode The Dirty Half Dozen is set to make the connections very overt indeed.
There are no spoilers for the film here, we'd argue, so have a look at these clips if you fancy a tease of how things are going to connect...
And here's another...
The Dirty Half Dozen airs tomorrow night (Tuesday the 28th of April) in America.
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Joss Whedon admits his wish to do a Batman film, and reveals why he's unlikely to get a job directing a DC movie...
Avengers: Age Of Ultron is the second Marvel movie that Joss Whedon has directed, and it's also going to be the last one for a while. Joe and Anthony Russo are taking the helm for Avengers: Infinity War Parts One and Two, and Whedon's next directorial project is some way from being known, by the sounds of it.
But could it be a DC project? Whedon at one stage was developing a Wonder Woman movie of course, So would he still fancy a go at a DC movie project? "Sure, I'd be like, 'I have all these joke ideas'. And they'd be like 'no, we don't do that here'", he joked to IGN.
"I desperately wanted to do a Batman film – who doesn’t? And I wanted to do Wonder Woman. »
As Avengers 2 blasts off at the box office, it looks as if it'll come with deleted scenes and a different ending when it arrives on disc.
As expected, Joss Whedon's hugely anticipated Avengers: Age Of Ultron got off to a staggering start at the global box office over the weekend. The movie - which opens in America later this week - already has $201m in the bank from its first weekend across 44 international markets. Pretty much everywhere the film has opened thus far, it's outperforming Marvel's biggest movies to date, including the original The Avengers and Iron Man 3. After its first four days on release in the UK, for instance, Avengers: Age Of Ultron was set to hit £18m in takings. Its second weekend hold - and Us opening numbers - will offer a very big clue as to whether it can match the $1.5bn take of the first movie. »
'Avengers: Age of Ultron': Chris Evans as Captain America and Chris Hemsworth as Thor 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' review: More of same in 'The Avengers' gargantuan sequel Someday somebody's going to make a superhero tentpole movie that doesn't involve the fate of the world or lay waste to vast chunks of God's green earth. Writer/director Joss Whedon, he of the numbingly gargantuan action sequence, is not that somebody. And yet to blame him for not following up 2012's The Avengers, the third highest grossing film ever made, with My Dinner with Thor is not realistic. It would also be a shame. Whedon, by any fair accounting, marshaled enormous reserves of wit and flair to slam-dunk the first film, a mighty achievement considering he needed to establish the Avengers series as the all-important sun around which an entire solar system of individual comic book properties would revolve. For the inevitable round two, »
- Mark Keizer
Avengers: Age of Ultron,2015.
Directed by Joss Whedon
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Bettany, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Thomas Kretschmann, Cobie Smulders, Claudia Kim, Andy Serkis, Don Cheadle, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Hayley Atwell and Linda Cardellini.
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.
Opening with an action packed sequence in and showcasing every Avenger in all their glory, Age of Ultron starts at a relentless pace that doesn’t let up throughout. Taking place in the after math of Marvel’s Phase 2 films, Ultron is Joss Whedon’s farewell to the Marvel universe, and what a farewell it is. Packed with characters we love, a few new ones, a phenomenal »
- Helen Murdoch
The heroes of Avengers: Age of Ultron won't be assembling at a number of German theaters. Theaters in 193 small towns in Germany are refusing to screen the Marvel blockbuster, citing Disney's raised rental fee for the film, according to German publication Deutsche Welle. In total, the film is being kept from 686 screens. Read More Joss Whedon: Edgar Wright's Scrapped 'Ant-Man' Script Was Marvel's Best Ever Cinema owners told Dw that they were taken aback when Disney announced it was upping the fee from 47.7 to 53 percent of ticket sales. Additionally, Disney is cutting its advertising spend and
- Ryan Gajewski
[With Avengers: Age of Ultron opening on Friday, I’m taking a look back at the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These articles do not contain spoilers for unreleased Marvel movies. If you know any spoilers about the unreleased Marvel movies, please do not post them in the comments section.] Marvel’s Phase Two begins without a Marvel movie. It may have a “Marvel Studios” logo on it and technically follow the events of The Avengers, but Iron Man 3 is really a Shane Black film that stars Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Rather than invest further into the new world established by The Avengers, Iron Man 3 takes some big steps back and flies in the opposite direction by ignoring as much of Joss Whedon’s film, and even the previous Iron Man movies, as possible. After a prologue taking us all the way back to 1999 and Tony’s carefree, insensitive times, the movie does try to throw in a bit of post-Avengers “Ptsd” by explaining how he can’t sleep and it’s caused by his near-death experience during the Battle of New York. The movie doesn’t really expand on this in any significant way, and it functions more as “Yes, »
- Matt Goldberg
We know that Joss Whedon has decided to call time on his Marvel exploits with Avengers: Age of Ultron, having decided to hand over the reins on the Avengers franchise to Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Anthony and Joe Russo for Avengers: Infinity War, but it seems he still has ambitions in the superhero genre, with the filmmaker telling IGN that he’d like to take a crack at a DC movie.
“I’d be like ‘I have all these joke ideas.’ And they’d be like ‘No, we don’t do that here.’ I desperately wanted to do a Batman film – who doesn’t? And I wanted to do Wonder Woman. I was a Marvel kid growing up, but I was always DC-curious. And I see myself on the spectrum in between.”
Whedon did spend several years developing a Wonder Woman movie for Warner Bros. [you can take a look at the 2005 Comic-Con poster here], and he was »
- Gary Collinson
After we reported the news of its record-breaking first two days of international release, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron continued the trend through its first weekend of release with a massive opening, according to Deadline.
Age of Ultron opened to a reported $201 million in its first weekend of international screenings, beating the first film’s haul by a whopping 44% and breaking many records along the way. Debuting at number one in all of the countries it opened (all 44 of them), the comic-book superhero sequel is on its way to becoming Marvel’s biggest film yet.
South Korea saw the biggest opening for the film at around $28.2 million, with the UK second on the list with a gross of $27.3 million. Russia ($16.2 million), Brazil ($13.1 million) and Australia ($13.1 million) followed swiftly, while the IMAX release of the film added $10.4 million in total.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is out now in the UK »
- Scott J. Davis
The reign of Furious 7 continues as The Age of Ultron looms. James Wan’s film topped the American box office again this weekend, pulling in $16-$17 million and bringing its domestic total to around $318 million. But that reign may end soon: Joss Whedon’s incalculably-hyped Avengers 2 has been dominating the foreign box office, winning all 26 of the markets in which it opened so far. Update: According to The Wrap, Avengers: Age of Ultron ended the weekend with $201 million total, earning the top spot in all 44 territories in which it opened, surpassing the already high expectations. The IMAX returns are the largest non-China international opening of all time with $10.4 million. Breaking records and taking no prisoners, the $279 million blockbuster held a 96 percent market share in Korea, 79 percent in Australia, 75 percent in Germany, and 91 percent in Russia. Collectively, it made $44.8 million »
- Greg Cwik
Avengers: Age of Ultron will be "darker" and "weirder" than its predecessor. So said Joss Whedon, who returned to direct the sequel to 2012's The Avengers. During an exclusive set visit last summer, E! News' Alicia Quarles spoke to the filmmaker about the Marvel Studios sequel and its ever-growing cast of characters. "We've increased the number of characters," Whedon said, "not because we want to throw more stuff against the wall, but because we want to be able to look tour characters in a different light and sort of increase or palate and do different things in different places and get more perspectives." The sequel brings back 2012's star-studded cast, »
Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest installment from Disney's Marvel unit, exploded in its overseas opening, taking in $201.2 million as it debuted at the international box office. It was the No. 1 movie in all the territories in which it opened, representing 55 percent of the entire international market, exceeding the first installment in the series by 44 percent in today's exchange rate, according to Disney's calculations. Directed by Joss Whedon, the movie, which opens stateside Friday, bowed in much of the European and the Asia-Pacific markets, although it doesn't open in China until May 12 and Japan
- Gregg Kilday
Earlier this month, Joss Whedon revealed that his first cut of "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" ran approximately three-and-a-half hours. While initial assemblies of movie's are always extraordinarily long, and don't represent how the final cut will look, there are still things in there that a filmmaker finds hard to let go of. And that was certainly the case the Whedon. “There's one or two things that I'm unhappy about not having in there, but they're small,” Whedon admitted about the theatrical version. Well, now he's getting a chance to put some of that stuff back into the movie. Read More: Review: Marvel's 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, And Scarlett Johansson Amazon U.K. already has pre-orders set up for the eventual home video release for 'Ultron,' which they describe as being an "extended edition" with an "alternate ending." Now, what's going to be in that excised material? »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Joss Whedon has made it clear both before and during promotion for Avengers: Age of Ultron that the sequel will be his last Marvel movie for the forseeable future. He's not bluffing either, as Joe and Anthony Russo were recently confirmed as helming the two-part Avengers: Infinity War. However, while Whedon has been talking a lot about creating something original, the filmmaker tells IGN that he's more than ready to take a crack at a DC Comics adaptaion. "Sure. I’d be like 'I have all these joke ideas.' And they’d be like 'No, we don’t do that here,'" he teased, before adding: "I desperately wanted to do a Batman film – who doesn’t? And I wanted to do Wonder Woman. I was a Marvel kid growing up, but I was always DC-curious. And I see myself on the spectrum in between." A new Batman movie »
If you’re yet to see Avengers: Age of Ultron [read our review here], then Marvel Studios has released two more clips from the superhero sequel – the first of which sees Captain America and Thor working together to rescue civilians, while the second features Ultron recruiting the miracle twins Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Check them out below…
See Also: Avengers: Age of Ultron Blu-ray to include extended edition and alternate ending
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, »
- Gary Collinson
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