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Now, might be known as the superhero directorial god at the moment, but he's also partial to a bit of Shakespeare. While promoting his new movie, Much Ado About Nothing, Whedon took to the stage at the Film Society of Lincoln Center for a Q&A session. As you can imagine, the questions very quickly moved onto the topic of superheroes.

One audience member asked which Marvel character would he most like to work with, and Whedon gave a rather surprising answer: Batman.

He said:

If I could get my hands on absolutely anybody it would be Batman. He's a Marvel character in the DC Universe.

He's not the only guy over at Marvel to be saying that. Marvel boss Kevin Feige previously said similar things when The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises were duking it out in the box office last year.

However, Whedon did acknowledge that getting a hold of Batman was pretty unlikely, so he gave another, more realistic response. Next up on his list would be the superhero siblings: Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. This isn't surprising considering he's been dropping extremely heavy hints about the duo appearing in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

When asked about whether the decision to include Quicksilver in Fox's X-Men: Days Of Future Past would throw a spanner into Marvel's works, he responded:

That's not something I can really talk about, but Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are going to be in the movie and they’re going to be AWESOME.

Well, there you go. That sounds pretty categorical to me.

But, what about the notion of a Joss Whedon directed Batman? Personally, I'm not sure if I can imagine it. The Avengers and The Dark Knight trilogy are too completely different kettles of fish. Would Whedon's style work with Batman? Let me know what you think below.


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