Joss Whedon is not a hater.
Although the talented and super successful creative architect behind The Avengers franchise has obvious ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he recently said in an interview that he is really excited about what DC is bringing to the DC Cinematic Universe next. Of course that's [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870). If you haven't yet seen the trailer, check it out below:
Whedon was quoted saying the following to Yahoo! movies:
“I found [the trailer for ‘Batman v Superman’] interesting. Because they’re bringing up a lot of issues that we bring up in ‘Age of Ultron’ and I think it’s inevitable. People with power, who are good, do not always agree and it makes perfect sense for me that [Batman and Superman] would fight. And besides… Batman and Superman are gonna fight! I’m so excited! I’m so excited!”
I'm really intrigued by this idea of two "good guys" fighting or groups of good people engaging in conflict. I think throughout entertainment we're starting to see more of these conflicted individuals who are inherently good, but have flaws or disagreements. It's much realer than a lot of cut-and-dry "this person is good" and "this person is bad" kind of set-ups.
It sounds like [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035) is going to have some inter-Avenger conflict for sure that could lead into [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409).
The question I have about Whedon's excitement here is...
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1 while Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016.