Walt Disney official confirms that Joss Whedon, director and write of Avengers Assemble, will return for the sequel.
If writing and producing the avengers 2 wasn’t enough, Joss Whedon will also be involved in the development of a brand new live-action TV series based around the Marvel universe.
You can expect big business for the majority of UK retailers as the second film is due to be released in the summer of 2015, however this date has not yet been confirmed by Disney and a whole host of avengers 2 toys are due to follow.
They said a statement: ‘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.’
Now the third highest-grossing film of all time just behind Titanic and Avatar, the movie took in £960 million at the global box office so you would have though Joss would have been on board for a sequel from the start, well this wasn’t the case as Whedon wasn’t sure if he would return! Right up until as late as Comic-Con in July he said:
“I have not come to a decision on directing ‘Avengers 2’ yet,” he said during a panel celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Firefly.”
However the movie stars such as Scarlett Johansson who plays Black Widow was ready to sign the dotted paper saying she – and the rest of the cast – would be up for follow-up. She told Access Hollywood:
‘We hope that we are able to bring these characters back — all of our characters work interchangeably in each others movies, but nothing’s on the table yet.’
Will the sequel be any good? Should Joss replace any of the stars? and will you be queuing up to get the movie ticket and toys? Comment below!