Director Joss Whedon has a lot on his plate, but Marvel fans are the ones who will be eating good!
In an interview with Vulture, he talked about his experiences working with Marvel, why he signed the exclusive three year deal with them and the origins of his recently announced S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show. Whedon's contract, which covers The Avengers 2, the S.H.I.E.L.D. show, and creative input on the other films found the Buffy director saying, "I loved the idea of being a consigliere. Every writer loves the idea of being able to go in and fix a problem and then leave without obligation. It's fun! I also love these characters and the Marvel universe, and I grew up reading the books, and I've been going back and reading the old books and realizing that they shaped my storytelling way more than I give them credit for."
"Now, I'm starting up a TV show, which is something I really wanted to do, but I thought it wasn't going to be a part of my life for the next several years. It's like tapas menus of projects that excite me, in addition to the Avengers sequel, which I'm excited for because I'm incredibly excited about the next story that I' going to tell. For me, it's a huge win."
The next few years will be quite interesting for Joss Whedon and co., and us fans as whole, as The Avengers 2 has been set for May 1, 2015 and will be preceded by Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014 and Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014.
Make sure you have your calendars dated and circled!