Joss Whedon has not made a decision on directing The Avengers 2 yet

The director was giving nothing away at Comic-Con



Joss Whedon directed The Avengers to significant box-office and critical success, but there's still no official word on whether he'll return for a sequel in Phase 2.

The Avengers
has raked in almost $1.5b in worldwide grosses, making it the third highest-grossing movie of all time, domestically and internationally (and the biggest comic-book flick ever). It also has an impressively fresh 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

A sequel was inevitable, and fans are keen to see Whedon return, though according to the man himself, he hasn't come to a decision yet.

Speaking at Comic-Con, where he appeared at a Firefly reunion panel, Whedon said, "I have not come to a decision on directing Avengers 2 yet… I am having too much fun with this [reunion] now."

It would seem to make sense to have Whedon return, as he pulled off the near impossible feat of juggling all those superhero egos in one movie (and he made the Hulk cool again).

He also ensured that the dialogue was as shiny as the FX, which is an all-too-rare treat in blockbuster seasons these days.

The Avengers 2 will open after the next round of Marvel movies, including Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2.

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Are you counting on Whedon to return for the sequel? Have your say below…


    • Hadouken76

      Jul 14th 2012, 16:35

      He HAS to direct it. Its the only way to avoid it falling into the ...( echo )... Pit .of . Ratnerrrrr.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 14th 2012, 18:14

      You know how Cameron claimed he's strictly now in the Avatar business well I wish Whedon would say he's in The Avengers/ Marvel business.

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    • marc96

      Jul 14th 2012, 18:17

      i feel confident that he will return for phase 2, they would be fools not to do whatever possible to get him back.... and i know its stupid hope, but hoping that with the reputation he's now got from the first avenger will help with a return to the firefly ship.... like i said, its stupid hope :-D

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