Disney aren't exactly known for sharing their toys, and that includes their wunderkind director . Whedon is currently locked down on an exclusive deal with Disney and Marvel, but it would seem that he isn't as far in Disney's back pocket as previously thought. In an interview with Screenrant, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that Whedon has not yet signed on to direct The Avengers: Infinity War.
It's still being determined. All of his efforts right now are in what he's doing for us primarily, obviously, writing and prepping Age of Ultron but also in reading the drafts of the films in phase 2, watching early cuts and a) to inform him where the characters are going to end up in the beginning of Age of Ultron and also to get his input and his wisdom into all of these. But right now it’s all about leading up to Age of Ultron.
Not much of this is actually new information. It's been known for some time that Whedon's contract only runs through to June 2015, shortly after the release of The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. But fans of Whedon shouldn't be too concerned. If The Avengers 2 proves to be as big a success as everyone expects it to be, I'm sure Disney and Marvel will once again be knocking on Whedon's door. The important question is whether Whedon, after working exclusively with Marvel and Disney for several years, will want to come back for The Avengers: Infinity War.
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