Director Joss Whedon made some comments about sexism in Hollywood last summer while speaking to the press on the set of his upcoming movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. Those comments were just published this past week, and Whedon gave BuzzFeed an exclusive interview to clarify some of his remarks. During that interview, Whedon said that if he wasn’t doing another Avengers movie, he’d like to do a “female Batman” movie. Here’s his full comment:
I will say that when 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.
Whedon is a huge Batman fan, and said in 2013 that if he could direct any superhero movie that it would be Batman. I’m not sure how a female Batman movie would work… would that just be Batwoman? Would you like to see the Avengers director get a crack at a Batman movie someday? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.