Joss Whedon will write and direct a sequel to Avengers Assemble, this year’s box office smash hit.
The sequel will be preceded by further standalone films for Iron Man, Captain America and Thor.
Whedon’s involvement in the follow-up was confirmed in a statement from Marvel:
“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.”
In the UK Avengers Assemble is released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 17th and can be pre-ordered using the links below: