Joss Whedon to Helm ‘Avengers 2,’ Develop Marvel-based TV Series

By · August 9, 2012 · Filed in Uncategorized

Whedonites delight: Joss Whedon has signed on to write and direct the sequel to his summer tentpole flick, The Avengers.

But that’s not all. Marvel Studios announced Tuesday that Whedon has signed an exclusive deal with the studio for film and television through the end of June 2015. In addition to Avengers 2, Whedon will help develop a new live-action series for Marvel Television at ABC. The studio says Whedon will “also contribute creatively to the next phase of Marvel’s cinematic universe.”

Vague as that line may be, the rest of the announcement is concrete and might we say, totally awesome for fans of Marvel and Whedon alike.

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