So if you've been following the news on AoU, you know Joss has been very vocal about the fact the studio was heavily involved with the production of this movie- passing the blame of many people's disappointment onto the shoulders of Marvel Studios. Now it seems like every time I pop online Joss has something negative to say, and frankly I'm sick of it and he's handling the situation absolutely horribly. As the director of a film you are like the captain of the ship, and you float to shore in glory or you stand by as it sinks. The way Whedon is bashing Marvel is horribly unprofessional and just something you don't see directors doing- directors with actual critical and box office bombs I might add. Sam Raimi stood by Spider-Man 3 when questioned about 3.1/or a directors cut saying the version in theaters is always his directors cut. He didn't admit it was a bit of a mess for 6 or 7 years! Joel Schumacher didn't apologize for Batman and Robin about a decade. John Faverau didn't complain about Marvel until after Iron Man 2's theatrical run, and Marc Webb- the poster child of studio interference- stood by Avi Arad and Amy Pascall's Amazing Spider-Man 2! Averages age of Ultron was a well received movie that wasn't quite as good as the first in many people's eyes, and Joss has been bashing it since it was released, maybe even a little before. Sure other creative artists have had their issues with Marvel. Edward Norton was upset he wasn't given final cut privileges of The Incredible Hulk, but he simmered down and promoted the Avengers until he was recast. Edgar Wright and Kenneth Branagh both had their issues, but they did the mature thing and left when they felt they needed to. Joss on the other hand is acting like a spoiled brat. He's had 2 solid films, he's not at a level where he can be this condescending. I wouldn't be surprised if he has trouble finding work in the future because of his childish reaction. Not to mention a lot of the problems with the film came from him and his handling of the characters, not even the script. John Campea put it best, as the director you're given what you're given and told to make the best of it, if you can't then it's your fault above anyone else's.