facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Whedon on board for 'Avengers' sequel

Aug. 7, 2012 at 10:34 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Joss Whedon will write and direct the sequel to his Hollywood blockbuster "The Avengers," Variety reported Tuesday.

Disney chief Bob Iger announced the decision, adding Whedon also will develop a live-action Marvel Comics-themed TV show for ABC.

Before he made "The Avengers," which earned nearly $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office this year, Whedon was best known for his TV work, particularly his witty supernatural show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and space western "Firefly."

Variety said the next installment in the "Avengers" superhero franchise is expected to debut in 2015.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
'How I Met You Mother' actress Cobie Smulders pregnant with second child 'How I Met You Mother' actress Cobie Smulders pregnant with second child
2
Renee Zellweger responds to criticism of her new look Renee Zellweger responds to criticism of her new look
3
Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy to star on 'Schitt's Creek' Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy to star on 'Schitt's Creek'
4
'Django Unchained' actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct 'Django Unchained' actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct
5
Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel settle lawsuit against Heat magazine Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel settle lawsuit against Heat magazine
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback