Breaking news out of today’s Disney Investors Press Call.
Slash Film is reporting that Joss Whedon will return to write and direct the sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers. For now, let’s call it Marvel’s The Avengers 2.
There’s no date yet, but Marvel Studios has plenty to work on in the coming years with Iron Man 3 hitting in May of next year and Thor: The Dark World touching down that November. Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy follow in 2014. And somewhere in there, we’re likely to see Edgar Wright’s Ant Man.
Meanwhile, Whedon is also developing a live action television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for ABC. Hmmm….
Now it’s time for a celebratory shawarma run.
Without adjusting for inflation Marvel’s The Avengers is the third highest grossing film of all time with $1,461,368,487.