Updated 04:22 PM EDT, Tue, Oct 20, 2020

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Director Joss Whedon Directing a ‘Batman’ Flick for DC? The Truth Revealed!

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Despite his involvement with Marvel, Joss Whedon isn't shy to admit about wanting to direct a Batman film for DC.

Speaking to IGN to promote his latest movie, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," the filmmaker expressed interest in working for DC, Marvel's direct competitor.

"Sure. I'd be like 'I have all these joke ideas.' And they'd be like 'No, we don't do that here.' I desperately wanted to do a Batman film - who doesn't? And I wanted to do Wonder Woman. I was a Marvel kid growing up, but I was always DC-curious. And I see myself on the spectrum in between," Whedon told IGN.

The 50-year-old director previously revealed that he will leave the Marvel Cinematic Universe after "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" to pursue other projects, a separate report from IGN wrote. Aside from working on the "Avengers" franchise, Whedon also played a significant role in the development of other Marvel films.

Whedon jumpstarted a Wonder Woman flick back in 2005 only to have the project change hands, with Patty Jenkins now directing the movie from Michelle MacLaren, Screenrant noted. Wonder Woman, which is portrayed by Gal Gadot, will make an appearance in 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and a standalone flick in 2017, IGN noted.

When asked how he felt about someone else directing the Wonder Woman project, Whedon said that he has no hard feelings.

"I don't care who she's seeing now. We don't talk much. And I wish her well," Whedon joked, as quoted by IGN.

On a more serious note, the filmmaker explained to the news outlet, "I worked really hard on that movie and it meant a lot, but I don't know if what I was trying to do would fit in with what their vision is. I'm excited to see it so I just want them to make it so I can see it!"

The first "Avengers" film became the third highest grossing movie of all time, earning $1.5 billion when it debuted in theaters, E! News reported. Naturally, there was pressure on Whedon's part to duplicate the original movie's enormous success, but the filmmaker insisted that he didn't let that expectation to affect his work on the sequel.

"The competition that I'm in is with myself. Can I make a better film? That is enormously cumbersome. I do not sleep at night. I can't try to replicate the success," he told the news outlet. "I can try to remember what worked and do it again so that people do come in getting an 'Avengers' movie. I don't want to trick them. I don't want to do a bait and switch, but at the same time, all I want to do is get more out of this than I got out of the first one."

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