Joss Whedon has been in the news a lot lately. One, for talking about how much he does not want to direct Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2, and two, for rallying against a lack of female superhero movies. As it turns out, before he agreed to make Avengers: Age of Ultron, he had his sights set on directing a vigilante-type superhero movie with a woman it it's core.
The movie, which he likens to The Dark Knight, would have been made with Warner Bros. and DC. Before he came aboard the first Avengers, he was actually supposed to direct Wonder Woman for the studio. About the movie that could have been, had Age of Ultron not gotten in the way, he says:
"I was thinking about, Well, if I wasn't' going to do Avengers 2, what would I want to do? Of course the first thing I thought of was 'turn-of-the-century female Batman.' Not Batman actually. But, you know, something cool. One person. Can't stress that enough. Movie about one person - not a team, not 10, just one. But [I would] do a nice sort of hard action movie that combined all my favorite things. Something that would be the love child of Sam Fuller and Edward Gorey. You know, I've had many thoughts since then. Oh, I could do this! Oh, I could do that! But it is my instinct to want to tell those stories."
It's believed that Joss Whedon will step aside and let Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo direct Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2. There is the possibility that Joss will stay with Marvel, though, and maybe even direct Captain Marvel. There is no evidence that Joss Whedon will pack up his bags and head to DC after Avengers: Age of Ultron, but that's not out of the question. It isn't known if he was considering a take on Batgirl and her alter ego Barbara Gordon, or if it would have been Batwoman Bette Kane. Or even a rebooted female version of Bruce Wayne. We may never know, but then again...Maybe it will happen? Stranger things have.