On the scale of “Oh thank God,” this ranks pretty high. Joss Whedon will be back to write and direct AVENGERS 2, as Disney CEO Bob Iger told an investors call. Immediately after the announcement, people started throwing money directly at Iger, just pelting him with dollars and quarters. “Take our money!” they cried. “Just take it! THE AVENGERS has already made $1.5 billion worldwide and the sequel will make even more.”
It’s a nice vindication for Whedon, whose efforts after Buffy didn’t always get a lot of support.
UPDATE: Iger also formally announced that Whedon is involved in that mystery TV show that’s being developed for Disney, the one we’re calling the “Magilla Gorilla/Downton Abbey/Matlock thing.” People threw even MORE money at Iger when they heard this. It was a successful call.