Big news for the comic world! According to Marc Graser, reporter for Variety, Joss Whedon, who did such a fantastic job writing and directing The Avengers, will officially be returning for the sequel! And he’s not just coming back, he’s coming back to write AND direct.
I don’t know about you, but I was a pretty huge Avengers skeptic. Lots of hype and a big budget don’t usually interest me. But Whedon won me over, The Avengers deserves its title as the highest-grossing opening weekend ever, and I’m looking forward to his work with The Avengers 2.
So we’ve got the record-setting Avengers. We also have Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor (the worst of the bunch, if you ask me). But that’s not all! Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, is hinting at something big. A live-action television show starring the Avengers! No word yet on which characters will be on the show, but keep an ear (or an eye) out.
The Avengers isn’t just a movie, it’s becoming an empire. Iger is brazenly calling this film a franchise, and rightly so. The Avengers has been hugely successful, just like the rest of this Marvel undertaking. And in the capable hands of Joss Whedon, hopefully it can only get better from here.