Friday, August 17, 2012
After signing an exclusive deal with Marvel Studios that runs all the way until June 2015, Joss Whedon is primed and ready to helm a sequel to his monster superhero team flick "The Avengers", which has now been given a release date of May 1, 2015! Looking to be the major part of the "Phase 2" initiative of Marvel films which include "Iron Man 3" (note: production tentatively on hold due to Robert Downey Jr. injuring his foot during a stunt sequence, as reported by Deadline), "Thor: The Dark World", and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", "The Avengers 2" will be Whedon's primary project alongside an untitled Marvel TV series that takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No other details have arisen regarding what the plot of the sequel will be, but alongside the other superhero team movie for Phase 2 which is "Guardians of the Galaxy", Marvel is not holding any punches when it comes to unleashing superhero movie goodness. For more information, visit the source post at Deadline.
The Avengers return on May 2015.