I actually wasn't sure if Joss Whedon would come back to write and direct the sequel to his mega hit The Avengers. He just seemed like he wanted to work on some original projects. He did have this to say in a previous interview,
It’s an enormous amount of work telling what is ultimately somebody else’s story, even though I feel like I did get to put myself into it. But at the same time, I have a bunch of ideas, and they all seem really cool.
I hoped he would come back! I'm happy to report that he is most definitely officially back on board with Marvel and Disney, and he will be bringing The Avengers 2 to the big screen! The news was confirmed by Disney. He also revealed in another interview what he would do with a sequel if he did it...
By not trying to. By being smaller. More personal, more painful. By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself.
I want to know what makes them tick, what makes them flawed, what makes them fight - and ultimately, what makes them awesome. I go to these movies for those moments when the heroes define themselves, either through action or deliciously overwritten speeches.
Not only will Whedon be involved the sequel to The Avengers, but he will also help in developing the Avengers-themed TV series that ABC and Marvel are talking about developing.
I'm so excited that Disney and Marvel got Whedon back. We can now officially expect to see yet another epically badass Avengers movie!