Joss Whedon Has Turned In An Avengers 2 Outline: Comments On S.H.I.E.L.D. Showrunner Status
Granted a movie outline being turned in isn’t the biggest and most glamorous news, but what that potential means does. Joss Whedon, who did a little film called The Avengers, talked with EW in a year end review type feature. In it, there were a couple of interesting tidbits besides the highly acclaimed director’s words.
EW stated that when they talked with Whedon, he had submitted an outline for the 2015 sequel to Avengers just days before. That seems like a little comment, but you have to remember that Whedon is the godfather of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Phase 2. If he is turning in an outline, that probably means that the entirety of Phase 2 has been planned out in some form or fashion. With most of the movies likely leading up to The Avengers, that means there are ideas to connect it all in place. Think about that for a few minutes.
There was also some news on the production side of the S.H.I.E.L.D show. Whedon is preparing to shoot the pilot for the show being described as “a spy-fi drama tracking the ongoing adventures of the secret agents and superhero wranglers of Marvel’s movie world.” EW also reveals that if ABC picks up the show, Whedon will be an executive producer. His brother Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jeffrey Bell will serve as the lead showrunners.
You can read Whedon’s comments on the success of The Avengers and what his emotional reaction to the film by click here. While there is no solid news about Phase 2, the fact there is an Avengers outline opens up a whole world of possibilities and speculation. You have your Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor sequels but you also have Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-man to think about. It will be exciting to see what all is planned in the coming months. What do you think? In Whedon you trust?
Source : EW