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8 Quotes That Prove 'Avengers' Director Joss Whedon Is Ready For A Really Epic Nap

Dude is SO TIRED.

If there's one thing we've gotten from the run-up to next weekend' "Avengers: Age of Ultron," it's that director Joss Whedon is just so effing tired. He's not coming back to direct the two-part "Avengers: Infinity War"; that honor goes to the Russo Brothers. As has been clear since journalists visited the London set of "Age of Ultron" in 2014, Whedon is ready for a break.

Here are 8 super-solid examples that Whedon is due for a great big nap after the May 1 release of his "Avengers" sequel.

  1. "I don't know who I am."
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  2. "There comes a point in filming when you are writing, filming, and editing, and you cannot make a grocery list. I haven't had a good idea about anything. I'm so excited that I'm wearing underwear — that I got that right today."
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    He told journalists on the London set visit.

  3. "I'm gonna give myself up to it like a Christian to a lion."

    He said on the set visit, drawing an all-too-vivid metaphor.

  4. "This was the hardest work I've ever done, and at some point, when it's that hard, you just feel like you've lost."
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  5. “They came to me about the movie, and what I said was, 'I'm tapped out' ... and I think they knew that even if I could give them something, it wasn't going to be anytime soon."
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    Whedon told Vulture that he'd been approached to script "Infinity War."

  6. "There's a huge part of me that would love to do 'Infinity War.' I mean, come on, it would just be so glorious. But that would be four years of my life...After which I would be 20 years older."
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    No, but Whedon's really too sleepy for "Infinity War," he told Vulture.

  7. “It’s a break or a breakdown."
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    In his chat with the LA Times at the movie's premiere, he was still so ready for a nap.

  8. "I do this, I go home, I rewrite, I go to sleep. I do this, I go home, I rewrite, I go to sleep."
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    On the London set visit, Whedon's life was one exhausting lather, rinse, repeat.

So you heard the man! Go see "Avengers: Age of Ultron" when it hits theaters on May 1, but by god, let Joss Whedon take a damn nap! Robot movies really take it out of a guy.