Digital Spy recently released an interview with director Joss Whedon on the set of Avengers: Age Of Ultron over the summer. Whedon was extremely critical of the way the comic book movie industry treats female characters.
Whedon praised female-driven science fiction like The Hunger Games and said that Marvel was in a good place to do a female-led movie, only he believed that Marvel's best female characters are owned by Fox, who has the rights to the X-Men franchise.
Digital Spy's interview was conducted before Marvel announced its first female superhero movie, Captain Marvel.
BuzzFeed News has reached out to Whedon for further comment.