After the meeting of heroes Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk and Thor in The Avengers – Joss Whedon feels ready to continue the success of the screenings with a sequel that will be writed and directed by him. Disney chief executive, Bob Iger announced that Joss Whedon will not only write and direct the film, but it will also create a live-action series set in the Marvel universe for ABC.
Joss Whedon has signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Studios film and television productions, which expires in June 2015. The contract states that Whedon will write and direct The Avengers 2 and will help to develop a new series for Marvel Television, on ABC. Besides, it will also be creative in implementing the next phase cinematic Marvel Universe, Disney officials said.
The move comes after The Avengers has received nearly $ 1.5 billion worldwide, becoming the third highest grossing film in history after Titanic and Avatar. The Avengers is the first film sold and distributed by Disney, after Paramount Studios were busy launching new movies in the Marvel universe as Iron Man 1 and 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Are not known details about the subject show that Whedon will create for ABC. The famous American television station has shown intense interest in the projects of heroes and super heroes and currently has developed a reboot phase as a series of film Incredible Hulk, to be directed by Guillermo del Toro.