Whe­don back for Avengers 2

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY MOVIES -

Whe­don (left) has been hired again as boss of Iron Man, Thor, Cap­tain Amer­ica and their su­per­hero pals for a se­quel to The Avengers. Walt Dis­ney Co chief ex­ec­u­tive Robert Iger an­nounced the news at a com­pany earn­ings call. He said the film­maker was re­turn­ing to write and di­rect the se­quel adapted from the Mar­vel Comics tales. Iger also said Whe­don was help­ing to de­velop a Mar­vel-based TV se­ries for the US ABC net­work. No de­tails have been an­nounced on a start of pro­duc­tion or re­lease date for the se­quel to Whe­don’s The Avengers, the year’s big­gest hit with nearly $US1.5 bil­lion ($1.42 bil­lion) at the world­wide box of­fice. But the film will have to get in line be­hind a busy sched­ule of solo se­quels fea­tur­ing Avengers co-stars. Robert Downey Jr is film­ing Iron Man 3 for re­lease next May, while Thor star Chris Hemsworth will have his own se­quel out in Novem­ber 2013. Chris Evans’ Cap­tain Amer­ica se­quel will fol­low in April 2014.

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