Welp, I can’t really say this is surprising news but it sure is good news. According to Deadline Hollywood, Marvel Studios has not only confirmed the 2015 release date for The Avengers 2, but they have gotten writer-director Joss Whedon on board for the sequel. So sayeth Disney:
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.
This bodes well for Disney and Marvel seeing as The Avengers is the year’s biggest film, taking in almost $1.5 billion since its May release ($619 million of that from U.S. and Canada alone). This also makes it the third top grossing film of all time. Pretty damned awesome.
I’m looking forward to The Avengers 2, and all the other projects Marvel and Disney have in the works. What are your thughts on this new development. You know the deal, leave a comment below!