If you've been following the Marvel Cinematic Universe you already know how important Joss Whedon was to its success. The writer/director helped create the entire concept of the movie Avengers and helped launch Marvel's TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Unfortunately, Whedon cut ties with Marvel Studios in 2015 and announced he wouldn't be involved in any future Marvel films. Yeah, I know it sucks, but at least the parting was on friendly terms, according to Whedon.
Whedon recently offered an explanation regarding his decision to leave the MCU behind. Here's a snippet from the director's comments, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s important to me, not just to have my own thing and do something smaller, but also to create a new challenge for myself because I will start to repeat myself. I think Steven Soderbergh during one of his ‘I’m retiring’ moments said, ‘I’m finding the same solutions for problems. I found myself in the same way. I need to increase my vocabulary because I’m now at a place where enough people know what I do and I’ve done it enough where I could just sort of vaguely do that, and that is how you become old and obsolete. As an artist … I need to make it harder for myself, so I’m working on a few personal projects that I can’t describe. But I can tell you that they’re really hard, and I’m totally failing, and it feels great.”Entertainment Weekly has the full story below.
Joss Whedon confirms cutting Marvel ties with a supremely thoughtful explanation: https://t.co/14153tNY5B pic.twitter.com/kMYL7YeeoG— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 4, 2016