With Marvel having finally confirmed that Anthony Russo and Joe Russo will direct the two-part “Avengers: Infinity War” saga, director Joss Whedon bows out of his involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the near future.
It comes as little surprise – Whedon admitted last month that the soon to open “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was a “nightmare” shoot and he had no interest in handling the “Infinity War” film. He tells EW:
“Every movie I have ever made has been an ensemble piece of increasingly enormous proportions. That many balls in the air, it’s only going to get bigger with Infinity War. I’m not going to be able to give it what I would need to. It’s a young man’s game.”
The quote follows on from confirmation yesterday that “Captain America” sequel screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will re-team with the Russos to pen the ‘Infinity War’ saga.
Speaking of ‘Avengers,’ actor Mark Ruffalo spoke with IGN about the potential of a standalone Hulk film to which he said: “I think there’s a lot of places to go with him [Hulk]. Going to space? Yeah, I mean there’s some talk of maybe Planet Hulk. I’d be completely interested in entertaining that.”