Joss Whedon set for 'Avengers' sequel
August 8th, 2012
09:33 AM ET

Joss Whedon set for 'Avengers' sequel

The man behind the biggest movie of the year will return for a second round.

"Avengers" writer/director Joss Whedon (also known for cult favorites "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly") has signed on for a sequel to the superhero blockbuster, which will reunite Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk and more, according to CNN Money.

Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger said in a quarterly earnings call on Tuesday that Whedon has signed a three-year exclusive deal (meaning "Avengers 2" should arrive in 2015), which will also include producing a Marvel Comics-inspired TV series for ABC.

The network - also owned by Disney - has been eyeing its own "Hulk" TV series for years, but there's a good chance that Whedon would be working on a different show altogether.

Not that Whedon will only be playing in the Marvel sandbox. His Shakespeare adaptation, "Much Ado About Nothing," is set to make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, and a sequel to his Emmy-winning Web series, "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," is expected to begin production next year.

Last month at San Diego Comic-Con, Whedon told CNN Geek Out, "It’s kind of an exciting time right now, but it’s an exciting time of me waiting to make sure I don’t get so excited that I do the wrong thing."

For Whedon's legions of fans - old and new - a second "Avengers" movie probably sounds like exactly the right thing.

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  1. Just sayin'

    Wait, there was a first "Avengers" movie? And what does that have to do with Ron Howard?

    August 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jesse

    So will he keep us in suspense so Hulk can smash the villain in the last 5 minutes and the movie is over? Or will Hulk smash villain in first 5 minutes and run credits?

    This guy ruined what could have been a great movie, kids and parents going to see a bunch of cartoon characters does not mean it was a great movie, same can be said about Spider-man. Kids and parents will watch these movies as 5 yr olds don't care about story they just like seeing a hero in his suit, and Mom /Dad don't care they just want the kid to stop crying about going, so they go, pay, go home and move on, the movie itself means little to nothing.

    August 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • KG

      Jesse, I'm not sure what you were expecting from a superhero movie, but in my opinion, Avengers delivered in a big way. Humor, good plot, good acting, great special effects and a satisfying ending. It was hands down the best Marvel Comics based movie yet.

      December 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. OH Brother...

    some remakes are cool you morrron

    August 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Linda Hays-Gibbs

    I am so excited about a sequel. I loved that show. Best of luck.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Wash

    I can't believe you killed me off in Serenity you dick!

    August 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. AGayTrollSaysWhat


    August 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Belinda

    Guess he will ruin this too.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mr Ed

    I will lick you anywhere you put peanut butter.

    August 8, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joe

    Hey Hollywood! Fukk off with the sequels, remakes, and reboots!

    August 8, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  10. mimic

    i am number four

    August 8, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. Lombardo

    Is the dude in the picture going to play a new villain? Five-head the Magnificent?

    August 8, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  12. Turd!

    D i p w a d s . . .

    August 8, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  13. 2 nd!


    August 8, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. 1st!

    : )

    August 8, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |

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