After writing & directing 2012’s The Avengers for Marvel Studios, Joss Whedon’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was extended to him being a creative consultant for the entirety of their Phase Two projects, as well as writing & directing 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, since then Whedon has chosen to take a step back and focus on his own projects.
But is Whedon involved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in any capacity moving forward? While doing a recent Q&A at the Oxford Union, Whedon commented on the matter as well as a few other subjects.
Last year Whedon made headlines regarding comments he made regarding “regretting” the resurrection of Agent Phil Coulson on Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the character being dead as far as the films are concerned. It seems that Whedon may not have explained his comments properly at that time and chose to elaborate on why we didn’t see Clark Gregg making an appearance in Age Of Ultron.
So, it sounds like there might have been some actual consideration about the character popping up at some point but it just came down to not having enough time to pull it off in a proper manner. What are your thoughts on Whedon no longer acting as a consultant? Do you hope to see Coulson pop up in the future films? Let us know what you think about Whedon’s comments in the section below.