On the press tour for [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035), Joss Whedon made one thing very clear. AoU was his last film with the MCU. He's done with Marvel.
Speaking to IGN, Whedon spoke about his decision to leave, and made it clear that he loved his time with the comic book giant, and that he's not leaving out of pique.
I'm mean, I've wanted to make superhero movies since I knew that there were superheroes and that there were movies. And then it did...For like, five years. But I think having done that and having fulfilled that dream, hopefully people will like the movie and think it was a good idea to fulfill that dream. I have to do something else. Have another dream. And that would mean sleeping.
As sad as it may make fans of the director, he definitely sounds like he's ready for a break, and to try something new. Given that Marvel is essentially a money-printing machine at the moment, it's actually quite refreshing to see someone taking a step back in order to do something different.
That said, Whedon's next dream may not be all that far from his recent projects, as he also spoke about the possibility of taking on a project for DC.
In another IGN interview, he spoke about the DC characters he has always wanted to get his hands on, referring to himself as a Marvel fan, but "DC-curious".
Sure. I’d be like ‘I have all these joke ideas.’ And they’d be like ‘No, we don’t do that here.’ I desperately wanted to do a Batman film – who doesn’t? And I wanted to do Wonder Woman.
It seems that he's not too serious about switching sides in the comic book war, but if they wanted to create a slightly less serious film he might be interested.
Personally, I would love to see him joining the DC TV-verse. Arrow and The Flash definitely have plenty of room for the humor and bright colors that are noticeably absent from DC's big screen productions, and that suit Whedon's style so well. With the ATOM spin off already in the works, and plenty of Easter Eggs that hint at more to come, I'm sure there could be a series for him to get involved in. He could even end up working on Wonder Woman on the small screen!