Disney Announces Joss Whedon Will Return to Write and Direct 'The Avengers 2'

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Posted by G-Man (30704 posts) - - Show Bio

Disney has announced Joss Whedon will return, not only to work on a sequel to The Avengers. He will, in fact be WRITING AND DIRECTING it!

The Hollywood Reporter also mentions that Whedon will create a "Marvel-related TV series" for ABC. This will mean Whedon will be one busy guy. Hopefully if both are in production simultaneously, we could see some actual serious crossover between the two.

Okay, now it's your turn to voice your opinions. What do you think the focus of the sequel and TV show should be. I'm going to assume everyone is thrilled with his involvement.

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#1 Edited by deadpool25mm (579 posts) - - Show Bio

YEAH! not so sure about the TV show, but only time will tell.

#2 Posted by Olqavtoras (24 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome!

#3 Posted by xAnimosity (183 posts) - - Show Bio

Music to my ears!

#4 Posted by Webjaker (366 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks be to the All Father!

#5 Posted by Robrat93 (56 posts) - - Show Bio

My faith in the TV show goes up tenfold with Joss Whedon at the helm, you know its going to have an ensemble cast and be faithful to the comics, hmmmmmm bring in his awesome cast repertoire? i need to get thinking of who alyson hannigan and eliza dushku could play :P

#6 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

very happy to hear that he is returning to do the next movie.

#7 Posted by feargalr (1154 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by PortlandsBatman (208 posts) - - Show Bio

Does he know that he is holding the bow upside down?

#9 Posted by Master_Thief (749 posts) - - Show Bio

Now we need marc webb to do the next spidey sequel

#10 Posted by Mandrewgora (295 posts) - - Show Bio

WOOO!

#11 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

YES! :D

Anyone who says they're not pumped for this is an old man and a fool!

#12 Posted by DarkChris (303 posts) - - Show Bio

Avengers 2 with Thanos and the Gauntlet (and why not some other cosmic stuff?) and a Frontline-like TV series.

#13 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

I have written something down that I believe needs to be read.....*ahem*.......

YES!!!!!

Carry on.

#14 Posted by Mercy_ (92635 posts) - - Show Bio

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#15 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

i'm glad he's coming back for avengers 2

#16 Posted by KRYPTON (1891 posts) - - Show Bio

It was obvious he'd return, only an idiot would never return to a movie that made over a billion dollars the first week. Glad he made the right choice

#17 Posted by Inverno (13061 posts) - - Show Bio

Tell me something I don't know. It would be a stupid move to not call him back.

#18 Posted by Ganthetsward20 (687 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_: I'm doing the exact same thing and i'm a 20 year old dude and my friend thinks im insane looking at my reaction to this news :D

#19 Posted by danhimself (22320 posts) - - Show Bio

WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#20 Posted by Mercy_ (92635 posts) - - Show Bio

@Ganthetsward20: No judgment here :D I made an audible noise of excitement lol

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#21 Posted by The_Tree (7247 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sure pumped.

#22 Posted by War Killer (20010 posts) - - Show Bio

BOOOOOOOO-YAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!! ^_____^

#23 Posted by the_fallen11 (636 posts) - - Show Bio

I just went from six to midnight.

#24 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool

#25 Posted by The Sadhu (853 posts) - - Show Bio

I just got a bit over excited here!

#26 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8911 posts) - - Show Bio

YAY Avengers 2 would have not been the same without him!

#27 Posted by briansanderson (4 posts) - - Show Bio

so very happy. really surprised. and we not only got a movie but a tv show out of him too. makes my year so far.

#28 Posted by chris_2894 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

think the tv show should be about the new avengers characters like luke cage,iron fist and daredevil

#29 Posted by mikeclark1982 (424 posts) - - Show Bio

i am sorry, but i was seriously underwhelmed with the avengers. it was hype, explosions, humor, iron man, explosions, thanos, end. otherwise it was just... meh. whedon may be a marvel head, and that is good, but the film did not blow, but i would have rather bought it on dvd than see it at midnight. disney is doing what they said they would do: milk the franchise for all its worth, and it disappoints me. i hope the next film is better. and i hope Marvel listens to fans instead of sitting there and bowing to whatever Disney demands.

#30 Posted by Jaymundo (168 posts) - - Show Bio

Yay for the sequel but "meh" for the TV show, is it needed?

#31 Edited by yo_yo_fun (642 posts) - - Show Bio

Very smart of Disney & Marvel.

Cool!

#32 Posted by dewboy01 (1876 posts) - - Show Bio

Who'll be the next villians in Avengers 2? Kang?, Ultron?, Modok and A.I.M?, or Wonderman and Vision, just before they're reformed 2 superheroes?

#33 Edited by Decept-O (7275 posts) - - Show Bio

Sincerely doubt there will be anything in terms of anything offered on TV; sounds like just one of those "potential" things that Hollywood likes to throw out to the media.

Griping aside, I am very pleased to read this news because for at least 2 Avengers movies there will be some attempt at continuity. Whedon knocked it out of the park with The Avengers. Let's hope the home run streak continues!

#34 Posted by k4tzm4n (36482 posts) - - Show Bio

First and foremost, this is the best news we're going to get all year.

Secondly, it would be cool if the TV show was about a secondary group of heroes working for SHIELD - ya know, Falcon, Vision, Mockingbird, etc. Naturally, we'd be treated to cameos every now and then, hopefully SHIELD regulars such as Sam Jackson, ScarJo and Renner will be willing to appear every now and then.

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#35 Posted by Baddamdog (2223 posts) - - Show Bio

Gonna. Be. So. Rad.

Another Joss Whedon TV show and it's set in the Marvel universe? It's like God looked into my brain and created what I wanted most in this world.

#36 Edited by chalkshark (1185 posts) - - Show Bio

... and Disney executives, far and wide, breathed a sigh of relief.

#37 Posted by Yasiiii4 (150 posts) - - Show Bio

@xAnimosity said:

Music to my ears!

#38 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

YES! :D

Anyone who says they're not pumped for this is an old man and a fool!

And you are vain, greedy, gruel boy!

JK! Who can't be pumped for this!?

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#39 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

#40 Posted by JamDamage (1112 posts) - - Show Bio

happy happy happy

#41 Posted by Ms. Omega (4404 posts) - - Show Bio
#42 Posted by DarkLantern (14 posts) - - Show Bio

Best news of the day!!!

#43 Posted by TheHeat (450 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambit1024 said:

YES! :D

Anyone who says they're not pumped for this is an old man and a fool!

Haha! I see what you did there.
#44 Posted by TheHeat (450 posts) - - Show Bio

Great news! Shame that MCU won't be getting Silver Surfer and Galactus though. 

#45 Posted by MatKrenz (1233 posts) - - Show Bio

Now you see THIS is why I like the Marvel movie people.

#46 Posted by red_rover (95 posts) - - Show Bio

Shiny.

#47 Posted by PrinceIMC (5421 posts) - - Show Bio

I am a little concerned though. Buffy was 7 seasons, Angel was 5, Dollhouse was 2 and Firefly was two-thirds of a season. I'm thinking this will get cancelled before it even airs. Though I do have high hopes for it. Some Marvel Knights and other street levelers hopefully with the occasional big league cameo. Maybe we can get Nathan Fillion as Hank Pym after all.

#48 Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude (2616 posts) - - Show Bio
#49 Posted by Grey56 (729 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank golly. Thanos - I cannot wait to see thee.

#50 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

This is good news...EXTREMELY GOOD NEWS!

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