According to Den of Geek on Wednesday, Joss Whedon, who had revealed that him and his crew are about two weeks away from finishing up "Avengers: Age of Ultron", talked about the methods in which the DC Cinematic Universe intends on bringing about its films. Whedon was asked about Warner Brothers' agenda and he said he didn't really have that much to say in the regards only that'd it'd be rather presumptuous to think much into it.
Whedon does seem to notice the more darker, grittiness of the DC comic book movies as he acknowledges Marvel Studios seem produce more light-hearted ones. He would also even prefer that DC films not even be like the Marvel ones. That being said, there's something to be said for each production companies own brand and style of comic book genre films. Citations by Wedon of "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" indicated the aforementioned darker works of DC Comics cinematic genre.
"I think that both studios [Marvel and Warner/DC] have kind of different agendas, different ways of approaching the superhero genre, and the ethos of the thing, and the esthetic. They go very dark and serious and sometimes it works amazingly, and Marvel tends to be a little lighter. Both have movies that I adore, and both have movies that I'm like... [pulls a face which suggests he's less keen], including bits of my own. I would not want them to do what Marvel does. I like what they do when they get it right."
Only the editing process and post-production begins two weeks after "Avengers: Age of Ultron" filming ends and Whedon then talks about how James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" impacts the Avengers. It seems the "Avengers 2" director feels that at this point he's separate from the Guardians as their world is of a different galaxy than that of the Avengers. Though Kevin Feige will only bring to the director's attention what may or may not affect his films and would even sometimes be told how Whedon would affect Feige's plans. Of course, with the Marvel Universe eventually somethings has got to give by having worlds collide.
"Kevin [Feige] has a big plan and every now and then, he'll tell me part of it if he thinks it's going to affect what I'm doing or if he thinks what I'm doing is going to affect his", Whedon said. "But as much as possible, I try to live in my own bubble. Guardians is very much its own thing. They're not the Guardians of this galaxy; it's a different one. So, I can sort of keep them at arm's length, long enough to do my thing and then I'm sure everything is going to get mixed together because it's Marvel."
A recent interview with the Marvel Studios president revealed some interesting things such as the "end game" of bringing Thanos back for the final showdown, who will play Peter Quill's father, and the possible return of Nebula considering she hasn't seemingly definitively died, but just hijacked a space ship.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is scheduled to be released come May 1, 2015.