In case you were concern that Joss Whedon, the mastermind behind Marvel’s gazillion dollar hit “The Avengers” this Summer, might not return for the sequel, you can stop being concern now. He will definitely be back, according to Marvel themselves in an official statement, which reads thusly:
Joss Whedon has signed an exclusive deal with Marvel Studios for film and television through the end of June 2015. As part of that deal, Whedon will write and direct Marvel’s The Avengers 2 as well as help develop a new live action series for Marvel Television at ABC. He will also contribute creatively to the next phase of Marvel’s cinematic universe.
Did you get that? Not only will Whedon write and direct the big-screen “The Avengers 2”, but he’ll also be involved in that “The Avengers” TV series that we previously reported on. Back then, we heard the TV series was just in the “talking” stage, but it looks like it’s gone beyond that and into reality.
And that last part is also interesting:
He will also contribute creatively to the next phase of Marvel’s cinematic universe.
I wonder what that means? I think it’s a no-brainer that Whedon’s “The Avengers 2” will have a major impact on the Marvel cinematic universe. Well, every Marvel movie has an impact, that’s one of their charms, but “The Avengers” is the franchise after this Summer, so its impact, I suspect, will be felt even more so than any other movie in the studio’s stable.
But after that? Who knows. If Marvel treats him well, I would think Whedon might be interested in staying on and “helping” out with other titles.
Via : Deadline