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Joss Whedon Would Return to Marvel for a Female-Driven Superhero Movie

Joss Whedon Would Return to Marvel for a Female-Driven Superhero Movie

Joss Whedon is currently done with the world of Marvel in favor of an original script he’s writing about “a girl who goes through some unbelievable sh-t,” but there is one thing that would tempt the “Avengers” and “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron” director to return. Asked by TheWrap whether he would be interested in helming a female-driven superhero movie, Whedon responds, “Yeah, of course. Although I tend more towards the Jessica Jones-ey kind of stories than the delightful Supergirl stories that my daughter wants.”

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There is one such movie in the works, 2019’s “Captain Marvel,” which Whedon won’t be directing (no one is currently attached) but is glad to see in the pipeline. “[Marvel Studios president] Kevin Feige fought a mighty fight to get her on the schedule,” he says. “So it’s a start. You could say that should be a middle, but it’s a start.”

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Whedon, who created the shows “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Dollhouse,” among others, has criticized the film industry for what he calls its “genuine, recalcitrant, intractable sexism, and old-fashioned quiet misogyny.”

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