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    Joss Whedon Talks Hulk, DC Movies & Star Wars


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    Joss Whedon is kinda a big deal in Hollywood right now. We all know him, and love him, for his writing and directing work on The Avengers and his soon to be work on the Phase 2 follow-up, The Avengers 2. And, we just showed you the new trailer for his new film which is what seems to be a very interesting take on Shakepeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Deadline caught up with the director just before Much Ado About Nothing premieres in Austin for South by Southwest, and while the director was super excited about his new Shakespeare project, he was even more candid about the future of the Marvel and DC Universes. Whedon spoke about whether or not there would be a Hulk standalone film, which has been a popular question among Marvel fans lately. And, while he does loves the idea, Whedon considers Hulk to be the most difficult Marvel property to develop into a solo film saying, "Is he a monster? Is he a hero? Are you going to root for a protagonist who spends all his time trying to stop the reason you came to the movie from happening? It's always a dance. I don't think the first two movies nailed it, but I don't envy them the task. It was easier to have him in a group than to build everything around him." Whedon admitted he hadn't read the World War Hulk comic, but thinks a movie with only Hulk and little to no Bruce Banner would be difficult to pull off and one that neither he nor Mark Ruffalo would be very interested in doing. Now, if you're a DC fan, you may know that Whedon wrote a script for Wonder Woman, but after he submitted it to the studio, he never got a call back! Can you believe that? He said quote "I loved what I was doing on Wonder Woman. Clearly I was an excited party of one. I wrote the movie, I felt good about the characters...they read it and were done. There wasn't even a phone call." Very interesting...But it doesn't seem like there are any hard feelings on his side, because Whedon has high hopes that the DC world will find a way to create a successful shared universe saying " If they actually crack the code which has not been done in terms of creating a shared sensibilities where all the movies are interesting and come together, I'm going to be thrilled. I have no fear that we're going to be stepping on each others' turf." One last interesting tid-bit that Whedon talked about was whether or not he was approached to helm the highly talked about Star Wars film, which some people had originally suspected. He said that he was not considered, and he was of course already attached to The Avengers, but that he would have loved to take the job. He also seemed extremely very satisfied about the JJ Abrams decision, saying quote "But I think, in all honesty, that JJ Abrams is the guy for the gig and I couldn't be happier about that." So, what are your thoughts out there on Joss Whedon? Do you think there is enough material out there that could help build a really great Hulk film? And, do you think that Whedon should ever consider jumping ship over to the DC Universe and cheating on Marvel? Scandle...Get your thoughts out in that comments section, and keep your browser locked right here at ClevverMovies, and oh yeah...subscribe to our channel so we can stay connected with you when your favorite movie news breaks. From our studio in Hollywood, Im Erin WHite. See you soon!