If there is anything I love about the good people at Marvel is the fact they love helping the underdog win. After the disaster of The Wolfman, Marvel hired Joe Johnston to helm Captain America: The First Avenger. Then in a surprise move, they hired geek friendly Joss Whedon to direct The Avengers. Before Marvel, Whedon had a tough run over at Fox with the cancellation of Firefly and Dollhouse. Of course the rest is history from there with director’s like James Gunn and Edgar Wright set to tackle properties.
Well, our good pal Whedon seems grateful for what Marvel has done for his career, but seems ready to move on to fresh original ideas once again. In a recent interview with EW, Whedon explains that although there is several beloved properties he’d love to tackle, it’s important that he doesn’t move that direction. Here is the quote:
It’s very important that we start creating new content again. We can only build on nostalgia so much before we have nothing left to build on. Before we’re rebooting Spider-Man—again. It’s dangerous to the culture, and it’s boring to me. I squeezed in between my Avengers movies a 400-year-old play. So I really need to create some new worlds.
I think fans of Whedon would champion the same argument. He has a stronger resume now and can probably bring out some old lingering ideas to the studio. Who knows what this guy has lying around in his notebook just waiting to be brought to the big-screen. But first, hurry up and give us Dr. Horrible 2!