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Whedon Directing Avengers 2

Duh... it made a lot of money

By Robert T. Trate     August 07, 2012
Source: SlashFilm

SlashFilm has reported, that it was just announced on the Walt Disney Investors Conference Call, that Joss Whedon will return for The Avengers sequel. Whedon is signed to both write and direct the upcoming sequel. Disney confirmed that Whedon is also involved in the development of the previously-rumored long-lead ABC live-action television series which will be set inside the Marvel cinematic universe.

Whedon had previously said that he was “very torn” about coming back:

“It’s an enormous amount of work telling what is ultimately somebody else’s story, even though I feel like I did get to put myself into it. But at the same time, I have a bunch of ideas, and they all seem really cool.”
Marvel is notoriously cheap when it comes to contracts, so some fans were worried that a deal wouldn’t be made. I think everyone will be excited that Whedon is back for the next one. If I were Kevin Feige I would secure Whedon to a long term contract as an executive producer, overseeing the marvel universe on a Pixar braintrust-level. The Avengers is being tentatively planned for a Summer 2015 release, although Disney and Marvel have not formally announced a date. If that is still the plan, expect filming to begin in early 2014.
We have no more details about the series, but fans have speculated that it will probably center around SHIELD and possibly introduce third/fourth tier Marvel superheros to the masses.
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Wyldstaar 8/7/2012 4:09:17 PM

Best news I've heard all day.

lazarus 8/7/2012 4:38:18 PM

This is good news, hope they get it done before the end of the world. :)

lazarus 8/7/2012 4:40:14 PM

Marvel pay the man and lock him up for 20 years so he can retire..

violator14 8/7/2012 4:44:16 PM

This is like saying, Iron Man SHOULD be played by RDJ. Come on Marvel!!! It's a GIVEN!!!

millean 8/7/2012 4:44:33 PM

 This is crap.  Whedon S-T-I-N-K-S!

millean 8/7/2012 4:47:04 PM

Yeah, who am I kidding? I can't even type that and keep a straight face. :)

Bring on Whedon and Avengers 2!

OmegaDean 8/7/2012 4:50:57 PM

AWESOME SAUCE

flyinroo 8/7/2012 4:56:09 PM

 Best news of the year!

almostunbiased 8/7/2012 5:10:39 PM

He better direct it!

 

Hookedonavengers2012 8/7/2012 5:18:22 PM

 YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Maybe they could bring in a special superhero to die this time instead of ol Coulson, maybe a grim fussy nocturnal type badly injured and maybe with a cane that dies when in the final moments of a contrived bomb countdown dies towards the end so all the premium heroes live, but yet feel the loss! lol

Nah...Mr.ET would have a fit with the whole bomb timer thingy! lol

grins

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