Following the smash success of 'The Avengers,' writer and director Joss Whedon has instantly become Marvel's golden goose. Whedon is now overseeing what the studio calls "Phase 2," and in a recent interview he divulged some details on what that means and where he'd like to go with 'The Avengers 2.'

Joss Whedon is now the guy for Marvel. After the fantastic work he did putting 'The Avengers' together, he really proved to the studio that he's got what it takes to bring their superheroes to the next level. Now he's been tasked with overseeing "Phase 2," Marvel's next batch of films, including 'Guardians of the Galaxy' from director James Gunn, 'Thor: The Dark World' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' among others.

In an interview with 24 Hours, Whedon spoke a little about his position with Marvel and keeping an eye on the next crop of films:

"Very talented people are writing and directing these movies, and what I don't want to be is the guy they dread, who's going to come in and say, [here, Whedon affects a pompous British accent] 'Oh, well I have the power to say change this.' I'm not that."

When asked about his plans for the next 'Avengers' film, Whedon wasn't able to give up any plot details, but he was able to discuss his thematic intentions:

"The creation of the team is not the happy ending... It is the beginning of something that is complex and difficult, and now I get to dig a little deeper. And maybe, while I'm digging, just twist that knife. And that's exciting for me."

So there you have it. The next 'Avengers' film seems like it's going to get a little darker, and we can't wait to see how Whedon explores these characters and the way their dynamics change.