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Joss Whedon Directing The Avengers 2 and Developing New Marvel TV Series

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It has been confirmed that Joss Whedon will return and direct "The Avengers 2" as well as a new live-action TV show using Marvel characters.

Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement during a company earnings call, with Deadline stating Whedon is also writing The Avengers sequel.

The TV show referred to is most likely the previously announced Avengers-based ABC TV series that would feature characters not seen in the movie.

Cosmic Book News will be sure to update when more becomes available.

The Avengers movie assembles May 4th, 2012 and is directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Avengers Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.

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