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Avengers: Age of Ultron’s Joss Whedon will not return for Avengers: Infinity War

27 January 2015

Josh Whedon has told Empire that it is unlikely that he will return to the Marvel franchise for a while after this year’s blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron.

This means that the director will not be working on the third Avengers instalment Infinity War.

Whedon has expressed that he would like to focus on his own projects, saying "I couldn't imagine doing this again, it's enormously hard, and it be, by then, a good five years since I created anything that was completely my own. So it's very doubtful that I would take on the two-part Infinity War movie that would eat up the next four years of my life."

While he has expressed that he stills wants to be part of the Marvel universe he added "it ain't easy. This year has been more like running three shows than any year of my life. It is bonkers."

With Whedon out, directors James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Joe and Anthony Russo have been linked with the project, which will include directing the third and fourth Avengers films.

Till then Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released in the UK on the 24th of April and will see the debut of Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver and Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch.

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