Well, it wasn’t exactly doubtful, but Joss Whedon has been officially announced on the Walt Disney Investors Conference Call as the writer and director of The Avengers 2.
And that’s not all as Whedon will also help Marvel and ABC develop a new TV series that takes place within The Avengers universe.
Guillermo del Toro recently provided an update on the ABC Hulk series, stating that they’re just waiting on a certain writer’s schedule to clear up so they can revise the script.
Therefore, with Joss’ deft screenwriting and knowledge of the superhero characters the creative genius can provide some insight on Captain America: Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, and possibly Ant-Man as they build to The Avengers 2.
Marvel Studios released an official statement:
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.
Iron Man 3 releases May 3rd, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8th, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4th, 2014 and Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st, 2014.
In addition, The Avengers will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 25th, 2012.