The man who disappointed Marvel fans with his Avengers sequel now wants to anger Star Wars fans by trying to play in that universe.
Whedon revealed in an interview with Complex that the Rogue One trailer made him want to do a Star Wars spinoff movie:
“Do I want to make a Star Wars movie? Yeah. I was like, “I don’t want to make a Star Wars movie. Like, god dammit, why?” But I saw the trailer for Rogue awhile ago and I was like, “I want to do that.” To make a Star Wars movie and not be wed to the bigger picture.”
Ask most Marvel fans and they’d tell you that they’re happy to have Whedon out of that universe. While Firefly/Serenity had some elements of Star Wars in it, most fans are sure they want Whedon anywhere near Star Wars after what he did with the Avengers (especially in that sequel).
Some fans even want to start a petition to keep him away from Star Wars entirely…