Prior to 'The Avengers,' Joss Whedon was a creative talent who was still having a hard time getting a TV series to stay on the air. Now, he's one of the biggest and most important directors in Hollywood as he preps 'Avengers 2' - one of the biggest sequels of all-time - and 'S.H.I.E.L.D' - one of the most highly-anticipated TV shows in history. Whedon talked about both of those projects and gave some updates on the upcoming Marvel universe.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
If you haven't seen 'The Avengers' yet, click away from the story right now. Seriously. Spoilers are going to begin once this sentence has concluded and there will be no further warnings. As over one billions dollars worth of people know, SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson was killed by the evil Loki during the events of 'The Avengers' and gave the titular team the needed motivation to come together and save the day. However, death is easily overturned in the comic book world, so why not here? MTV got Clark Gregg, Coulson himself, to set the record straight.
In spite of the bazillions of dollars it's already earned, 'The Avengers' hasn't been in theaters all that long, yet naturally every star and movie executive wants a piece of the sequel. Not only that, but most every source indicates that the superhero roster would likely expand for the follow-up, leaving a wealth of potential characters for Hollywood, particularly women to nab. So which TV star wants to smash her way onto the big screen next time around?
An ‘Avengers’ sequel is happening. That much is set in stone. Beyond that, there’s nothing but questions, the largest being whether or not director Joss Whedon will return to a franchise that raced past the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office and has a decent shot at knocking ‘Avatar’ off its perch as the highest-grossing film of all time.
On the heels of the news that Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers’ decimated the all-time highest weekend box-office record on Sunday, fans already started looking ahead to what Marvel Studios might have in store for a sequel. And while most follow-ups tend to go bigger, this bit of news suggests ‘The Avengers 2’ might go smaller. Much, much smaller.