Joss Whedon To Stay With Marvel To 2015
The director will be creatively involved in other Marvel films in the build-up to Avengers 2
More news has surfaced on Joss Whedon’s commitment to Marvel this morning, with the company confirming that the writer/director has signed a three year deal, tying Whedon to the studio until 2015.
The vast majority of Marvel fans are of course delighted that Whedon will be returning to make the sequel – at this time untitled so we’re going with Avengers 2. That he is developing a Marvel TV series for ABC is also exciting news (Could he be handling The Hulk?), and the good news continues this morning with the suggestion that the Firefly and Buffy creator will be creatively involved with the extended Marvel universe as part of the build-up to Phase 2.
Iron Man 3 is currently filming, so that’s probably best left to Shane Black for now, and Thor: The Dark World is just weeks away from going in front of cameras, which may be a tad late. However, Captain America: Winter’s Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy are still far from shooting, so we can presumably expect Whedon to get on board in some capacity. One of the most pleasing things about The Avengers was the script’s handling of Captain America’s character, so we’re keen for this to pan out.
Collider have made an educated guess at a release of May 2015 for Avengers 2 to be released, although of course nothing is official at this point, that is when Whedon’s new deal runs out, so they may well be on to something there.