Belfast Telegraph

Whedon to direct Avengers sequel

Joss Whedon has been hired again as boss of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and their superhero pals for a sequel to Avengers Assemble.

The news came from Walt Disney chief executive Robert Iger, who said during a company earnings call that the film-maker is returning to write and direct the sequel adapted from the Marvel Comics tales.

Iger also said Whedon is helping to develop a Marvel-based TV series for ABC. Marvel is a Disney subsidiary.

No details were provided on a start of production or release date for the sequel to Whedon's Avengers Assemble, the year's biggest hit with nearly 1.5 billion dollars (£960 million) at the worldwide box office.

The film will have to get in line behind a busy schedule of solo sequels featuring Avengers co-stars.

Robert Downey Jr is filming Iron Man 3 for release next May, while Thor star Chris Hemsworth will have his own sequel out in November 2013, and Chris Evans's Captain America sequel will follow in April 2014.


From Belfast Telegraph