The man who helped lift The Avengers from the comic book pages to the big screen is on board to do it again. Joss Whedon has signed on to write and direct the second installment of the blockbuster Disney-Marvel superheroes adventure. Disney's chief executive Bob Iger made the announcement in an Investors Conference Call Tuesday. According to the "Los Angeles Times," Iger also said Whedon was developing a live-action Marvel-themed TV series for ABC. "The Avengers" has grossed almost one-and-a-half-Billion-dollars at the global box office since its worldwide release in April, earning status as the third-highest grossing film of all time.
No word yet on when "The Avengers" sequel will arrive but Disney previously announced two Marvel Entertainment films in the pipeline. The Captain America sequel, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is due to arrive in 2014. "Guardians of the Galaxy" is also on track for release that year.