Joss Whedon may have directed the two most successful Marvel films so far, Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, but the director himself has confirmed he won’t be behind the camera for any future Marvel movies from now on.

Whedon took part in an interview with Oxford University Union, where he revealed he would still be interested in playing a role in the creative development of the Marvel cinematic universe.

“I sort of had my finger in all of the films in the second phase, but then I just had to concentrate only on Ultron, and sort of knew when it was done I was just going to stop,” he said. “So I made a completely clean break, not because we had a falling out, just because I was like, ‘I can’t.’ If I was still there going, ‘Well, here are my thoughts on this film,’ I’d be there every day. I wouldn’t do anything else because there are a lot of films, and it is a lot of fun. It’s very seductive. When you can put your little fairy dust on things and just improve them slightly, and they actually listen to you.”

 The first Avengers film is currently the fourth most successful film of all time, reaching $623 million in 2012.

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