Is it Summer 2015 yet?
Disney have announced, via one of those highfalutin financial call things, that Joss Whedon will write, direct, act-out motion capture reference material, pen delightful ditties and liberally sprinkle his particular brand of spectacular nerdery over the “Avengers 2: Thanos Boogaloo” sequel.
Apparently, and who would have thought it, earning $1.5 billion at the box office tends to make you popular and beloved with studios, don’t you know? It couldn’t have happened to a nicer multi-media hypethenate.
Whedon’s deal locks him into Disney’s mousy embrace until 2015 and includes input into the much-rumoured Marvel Universe television drama and other Marvel flicks, which I suspect is the kind of vote of confidence that must be nice to have.
So, Thanos and some galaxy-bestriding, cosmic adventuring, budget-smashing shenanigans then? Sounds lovely.
- Disney: Joss Whedon Will Write, Direct “Avengers 2″ (nerdist.com)
- Joss Whedon Signed For AVENGERS 2 (badassdigest.com)
- Joss Whedon to direct Avengers 2 and develop a new TV show (io9.com)