Joss Whedon - Joss Whedon Signs On To Write And Direct 'The Avengers 2'
Want Joss Whedon ? Well you're going to have to wait your turn, because he's just signed an exclusive deal to write and direct the follow up to the hugely successful Marvel Studios film 'The Avengers'! Speculation has been rife ever since the first instalment of the franchise made mega bucks both in the US and abroad at the box office, with many keen to get a piece of the action hero juggernaut. The Hollywood Reporter, though, says that it's Whedon who's been given the nod, and Marvel further backed it up releasing a statement from the man himself.
"Joss Whedon has signed an exclusive deal with Marvel Studios for film and television through the end of June 2015" the statement read. "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."
It's the first time that Whedon has directed an action-hero film, but don't let that cloud your judgement on his capabilities, the 48 year-old has been involved in films like 'Captain America' and 'X-Men' in much smaller rolls. He also, of course, co-wrote the story to the first 'Avengers'. Whedon can also boast a screenwriting credit for the first 'Toy Story', although he can also say the same for 'Waterworld'. We'll let him off that one though, if he delivers the goods here.