Joss Whedon's Deal In Helming THE AVENGERS 2 And Marvel's Phase 2 Involvement Detailed

Confirming his involvement with Marvel's Phase Two slate overall, Marvel Studios has issued a statement in regards to Joss Whedon's return to helm The Avengers sequel and more!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 8/7/2012

Following Disney's big announcement that Joss Whedon will once again write and direct the followup to the third-highest-grossing film of all-time, Marvel's The Avengers, the studio has issued a statement via HitFix. Detailing an "exclusive" deal, confirming involvement with Phase Two installments, the statement reads:

“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.”

Considering the statement notes that Whedon will only “help develop” the unnamed television series, we can assume he won't exactly helm the project. And also, while he's contributing “creatively” to phase two, this could mean he'll be “doctoring” the scripts for Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and especially Guardians of the Galaxy; similar to doing so in the late first phase. What do you think?

Marvel Studios and has already entitled their highly-anticipated sequel to the No. 3 highest grossing film of all time, “Marvel's The Avengers,” as another “big cinematic event.” And expected to feature the reassembly of iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Nick Fury taking on a new threat, new additions to the superhero team up of a life time are promised.

Expectantly starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” sequel is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Targeted for release in 2015, the film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In addition to the sequel, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; and “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014.

Source: HitFix
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SageMode - 8/7/2012, 4:50 PM
The Galactus/Silver Surfer/Daredevil news made me nervous from reading the title of this article. WHEWW!
YOUNGBL00D - 8/7/2012, 4:56 PM
I just can't see them do the hulk any justice on tv without making him a big cgi blob
Rhinoman - 8/7/2012, 4:58 PM
That means Avengers 2 in 2015 is essentially confirmed. Hope they release two in 2015 this time. Doesn't need to neccesarily be superheroes but instead a character more grounded in reality such as Black Widow/Hawkeye in the November territory
Knightrider - 8/7/2012, 5:03 PM
I wonder what his asking price was this time? I bet negotiations went like this:

Wheaton: It's simple we make Avengers 2
Disney Exec: If it's so simple why ain't you done it already?
Wheadon: If your good at something never do it for free
Mickey Mouse: How much you want?
Wheadon: Errr Half
Disney Exec: You're crazy
Wheadon: No I'm not...Look at the first movies earnings
Mickey Mouse: Wholy cow...Welcome aboard
Wheadon: (Stands up with Granades) Now, now let's not blow this out of proportion
Mickey Mouse: But we're giving you what you want
Disney Exec: My god! He is actually crazy
Wheadon: That's right
Mickey Mouse: Nnnnnoooooooooo!

Wow I have too much time on my hands
lapress - 8/7/2012, 5:04 PM
uhh... why the [frick] does silver surfer need a ride?
MightyHawkeye25 - 8/7/2012, 5:09 PM
Phase 2 is goin be marvelous ;-)
Cerebro - 8/7/2012, 5:12 PM
@Tea, you must have kids.

Hot Dog
CoolantTech - 8/7/2012, 5:13 PM
excellent news Marvels future looks very bright
gepeto - 8/7/2012, 5:15 PM
thalidomide - 8/7/2012, 5:15 PM

Hey dude I haven't congratulated you yet, how's everything?
OdinsBeard - 8/7/2012, 5:18 PM
this is great news!!
MRgimp - 8/7/2012, 5:18 PM
Hot Dog Hot Dog Hot Diggity Dog!!!!!!
95 - 8/7/2012, 5:20 PM
More Whedon Humor.
santoanderson - 8/7/2012, 5:23 PM
Seriously, can we for once have a Whedon article without the Nolan comparisons? They've gotten old and add nothing to the conversation.

So Avengers 2 in 2015... I wonder if we'll get Ant Man before that.
usclerkguy - 8/7/2012, 5:23 PM
Woo hoo!!!....Nice!!!
lapress - 8/7/2012, 5:24 PM
sniktsnakt - 8/7/2012, 5:24 PM


UrbanKnight - 8/7/2012, 5:24 PM
Now thats news!
superotherside - 8/7/2012, 5:25 PM
Awesome! This is just epic news!
willyburz - 8/7/2012, 5:28 PM
dopemaster - 8/7/2012, 5:28 PM
time to dig out all the interviews Joss did about what he 'would' do...
MJPETTY7 - 8/7/2012, 5:31 PM
UrbanKnight - 8/7/2012, 5:31 PM
Disney owns his ass now. And i think he loves it.
He's a geek who feels at home and is gettin PAYED!
ARNY61341 - 8/7/2012, 5:32 PM
This guy is a genius cannot wait to see the next gen flicks
Cerebro - 8/7/2012, 5:32 PM
@Tea, What we need is Marvel club house. They could do a song at the end,

"We see Thoanos, its time to assemble"
WhySoSerious1901 - 8/7/2012, 5:34 PM
thank god!!
MARVELFAN1995 - 8/7/2012, 5:35 PM
Jollem - 8/7/2012, 5:36 PM
i'll definitely see thor and cap
patriautism - 8/7/2012, 5:41 PM
Ahh Whedon lord of the nerds, now you have enough money to personally fund a Serenity sequel, PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE.
silverdog - 8/7/2012, 5:44 PM
"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.”


Durf - 8/7/2012, 5:46 PM
Hell yeah! Glad Joss is coming back. Can't wait for Phase 2!

@tea: welcome back and congrats. Also, lol on the Disney stuff
brewtownpsych - 8/7/2012, 5:47 PM
wait until whedon gets signed for the justice league movie. marvel zombies won't know what to think ...

no, like literally, they won't know what to think because it won't be clear what to hate.
CoolantTech - 8/7/2012, 5:47 PM
Since Joss is back I would like to see more of this...

and this

and not so much of this...

But maybe someday this...

and of course this...

brewtownpsych - 8/7/2012, 5:53 PM
you heard that prediction here first! (not the hatin', but that Whedon does a movie for DC). no way DC gets anything related to justice league off the ground before 2015. imo.
musashi - 8/7/2012, 5:55 PM
Awesome news. More girls in the Avengers please (Ms Captain Marvel?) ...and Black Panther would be nice! Please and thank you!
silverdog - 8/7/2012, 5:55 PM
"wait until whedon gets signed for the justice league movie. marvel zombies won't know what to think ... "

well, maybe they'll think that DC is finally getting their act together and going for the best... after their beloved nolan told them to go [frick] themselves with the superfriends movie.
sexfoodcomics - 8/7/2012, 5:55 PM
Its two late for him to touch the iron man 3 script. They are done shooting. But I can see him adding to GTOG since its another ensemble movie
RamonSuarez - 8/7/2012, 5:59 PM
DC-Warner needs to hop Man of Steel is going work before they plan a JLA movie.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 8/7/2012, 6:04 PM
*will, not well....
Maxi91291 - 8/7/2012, 6:05 PM

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