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Joss Whedon Confirmed To Write and Direct 'The Avengers 2,' Will Also Develop Marvel TV Series

By: Derrick Deane on August 7, 2012 at 2:55PM Comments (7)

During the Walt Disney Investors Conference Call, it was announced that Joss Whedon will write and direct the sequel to The Avengers. Whedon will also help develop a Marvel TV show for ABC.

Locking in Whedon for the sequel to The Avengers will allow him to work with Marvel and the various writers and directors of the Phase 2 line of films which begins with Iron Man 3 next year and is capped by The Avengers 2, sometime in 2015.

The other Marvel Phase Two films include Thor: The Dark World, due November 8, 2013, Catpain America: The Winter Soldier, due April 14, 2014 and Guardians of the Galaxy, slated for August 1, 2014. There's still the outside chance that Ant-Man could make it into the 2014 line-up, though nothing has been confirmed or announced.

Rumor has it that Guardians will feature the team fighting an evil race called the Badoom, and in the process, they would supposedly travel back in time and cross paths with some of the Avengers team. Guardians of the Galaxy is expected to serve as the precursor for The Avengers 2.

The Avengers was released in May and went on to gross $1.46 billion en route to the third highest box office total of all time.

There's no word on what the Marvel TV show will be. Guillermo del Toro is currently on hold for the Hulk TV series that he's producing. One might think that Whedon could be the big time writer Del Toro has been waiting for. Then again, there's also the possibility of The Runaways, a series that has long been rumored for the big screen, to be adapted into a television series. Of the two scenarios, The Ruanways certainly seems to make more sense.

For now, rejoice and breath a sign of relief that Mr. Whedon is returning to deliver us a second Avengers movie in a few years.

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  • Aug 10th 2012 12:08PM

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    It would be nice if they threw in Black Panther or Red Falcon, or even Luke Cage a.k.a Power Man. Hollywood has done a great job so far with the exception of some obviously large yet over looked detaied problems with the X-Men franchise. It would be best to write a story TRULY based off the comics. Not some over glorified super imposed vision that the director decides to have. And try and throw in action/named cameos in these movies. It's the MARVEL UNIVERSE after all. And don't forget to close that racial barrier by adding a non white superhero into the Avengers mix.

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  • Aug 8th 2012 8:46AM

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    A Marvel TV Show sounds great. As long as it' s Live action. there's been too many animated Marvel shows. I mean, we could get a real set up for things like the Civil War, and we could see what happens in between the big blockbuster hits. This is the perfect opertunity to give the new Hulk some light, along with others like Black Widow and Hawkeye. Heck if they play it right they could even mix in the X-men. And Guardians of the Galaxy? Really? Could they have chosen any lamer? Well, if they're gonna do it, do a good job with it.

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  • Aug 7th 2012 6:36PM

    ookibaka  said...

    As long as Adam Warlock is the central character, Guardians of the Galaxy could be a decent movie. Not too mention that it would be a huge mistake to not include him when having anything to do with Thanos

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  • Aug 8th 2012 4:31PM

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    Nothing with Rocket Racoon could be construed as "decent"

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  • Aug 7th 2012 5:37PM

    NassaDane  said...

    I don't get it. Do people who don't like the idea of Guardians just not have imaginations or something? Or are do they just have zero knowledge of them or just not fans of things like that? I don't know. Also, Is this Joss Whedon the same dude that did the first Avengers? If so that is a big mistake!

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  • Aug 7th 2012 6:09PM

    HoodCritic1  said...

    I did research on the Guardians and I came away with the fact that, overall it is just silly. The mythology, the origins and the structure just give me an omen that this movie will be as lame as "John Carter." The characters are constructed as if they don't take themselves seriously and aside from the fact that this movie could possibly introduce Thanos for the sequel to "The Avengers," what could this movie possibly contribute to this franchise? Also, Joss Whedon did a great job with the Avengers and he proved that he should be at the helm for the second one.

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  • Aug 7th 2012 3:35PM

    HoodCritic1  said...

    I'm sorry but "Guardians of the Galaxy" sounds like the second coming of "John Carter." I just think Marvel's time and money would be better served with trying to get a Black Panther movie or letting Scarlett Johanson have her Black Widow standalone film or having Mark Ruffalo progress with his interpretation of the Hulk

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