After The Avengers became the blockbuster hit of the year and the third most successful movie ever, it was only a matter of time that Disney would want to ink a deal for a sequel and secure the man behind the magic, director Joss Whedon.
Now it has been confirmed that not only Joss Whedon will write and direct the follow-up, but that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator will return to his television roots to develop a Marvel-themed series for ABC.
Marvel Studios issued a statement to confirm the news:
"Joss Whedon has signed an exclusive deal with Marvel Studios for film and television through the end of June 2015. As part of that deal, Whedon will write and direct Marvel's The Avengers 2 as well as help develop a new live action series for Marvel Television at ABC. He will also contribute creatively to the next phase of Marvel's cinematic universe."
No details yet on what the TV show will be about but taking into account Whedon´s Television credits, we can´t hardly contain our excitement.
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