Joss Whedon to announce shock retirement?

Whedon created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

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Sad news for Whedon fans. Speculation had been rife that the American screenwriter best known for The Avengers or Serenity, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 57, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 04/12/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a screenwriter isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a screenwriter-producer-director-author-composer-actor just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouJoss was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Joss Whedon was unlike any other screenwriter we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouJoss”
— @universalObserver, 3 Dec 2021
“I thought Joss Whedon retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 3 Dec 2021

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