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Joss Whedon Discusses Plans for Avengers Sequel

September 19, 2012

Joss Whedon is certainly one of the main reasons for the huge commercial success of “The Avengers”. In fact, the movie sits at the No. 3 spot on the highest grossing films of all time. Blair Stover has all the details about the blockbuster hit below.

Whedon, who directed other hits like “Serenity” and “Cabin in the Woods”, has decided to write the screenplay for “Avengers 2″. That decision was during the Disney Investors Conference Call along with the confirmation that Whedon was involved in the development of a television series, with a “Marvel theme” with the U.S. network ABC.

Most recently, Whedon was still undecided whether he could handle the job effectively- certainly the negotiation of a final salary increase played a role. “The Avengers” was surely a success as many observers had expected, but with over $1.4 billion dollars at the global box office, no one had expected that outcome.

Quite naturally, the decision for Whedon was not a hard one. After all, before Joss Whedon was the Iron Man director- Jon Favreau was the only filmmaker who could turn more than a film into a franchise.

“Avengers 2″ will hit theaters in three years but the specific date is still open. At the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios unveiled its plans for the second phase of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” which will be in the summer of 2014 (Comic-Con: Marvel Studios’ plans for the coming years). Accordingly, Marvel Studios movies come in the following order: “Iron Man 3″, “Thor: The Dark World”, “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”. “Ant-Man”, which is from director Edgar Wright is also planned, but was halted due to the busy schedule of the director. There are still no specific plans for a launch date at this time.

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