Joss Whedon to Write and Direct ‘Avengers 2’

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“The Avengers” director, Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon will return the Marvel Studios fold for a sequel to The Avengers. Whedon will also create a Marvel-related TV series for ABC

Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger revealed the plans during an earnings call Tuesday.

That Marvel was planning a sequel to the $1.46 billion grossing movie was not a surprise but having Whedon back behind the camera will definitely make execs breathe easier.

Whedon was one of the key components to the success of the movie, with his deft screenwriting touch and knowledge of the superhero characters frequently cited for the high marks the movie got by critics and fans alike.

Having him shepherd Marvel’s foray into television is also an interesting movie. Whedon is best known for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel, as well as the short-lived sci-fi-themed show Firefly. While his ratings track records is mixed, he has proven a knack to create shows that inspire passionate followings.

His double duties on the film and TV sides may be a hint that Marvel could be creating not only a universe with multiple movies but an even more expanding universe that also includes the small screen.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

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