Rumors have begun to circulate that, after a conference call with Walt Disney Studios, Joss Whedon will officially be returning to both write AND direct the sequel to The Avengers! The new was reported by Marc Graser, a journalist at Daily Variety who first posted the news on his Twitter page. As if that news wasn’t enough, Disney also confirmed that Whedon will be involved in the development of a live-action television series which will take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Given the worldwide success of the first film, there’s no doubt in our mind that Kevin Feige did all he could to keep Whedon on as part of the Marvel crew for the foreseeable future.
The studio has yet to announce an official release date, but with Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier already scheduled for 2014, it’s quite possible that we may see the Avengers assemble on the big screen by 2015.