No more Marvel movies for Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon

He made 'a completely clean break' to work on new things

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Joss Whedon will not be doing any more Marvel movies after directing Avengers: Age of Ultron last year.

The director revealed that he had cut ties with the studio during an interview with the Oxford Union, when he spoke about his work on last year’s $1.4 billion-grossing superhero movie.

Whedon acted as a consultant on all the Phase 2 films but opted to focus his sole attention onto Age of Ultron when it began production and call it his final Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.

“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,” he said, according to Cosmic Book News

“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.”

Whedon described the pull of Marvel as “very seductive” and found huge enjoyment in “putting his little fairy dust on things” but decided it was time to break up when he found himself wanting to do other projects.

“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…,” he said.

Captain America: Civil War will be the next Marvel film to reach cinemas on 6 May, followed by Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange on 4 November.

Follow-up Avengers movie Infinity War: Part 1 is not due until May 2018.