'Avengers' director to develop Marvel series

The creator of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Dollhouse” now has a lot on his plate. Joss Whedon is developing a live-action series for ABC that will feature characters from Marvel Comics.

Joss Whedon reports that after announcing the series on a company earnings call Aug. 6, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced Whedon would again write and direct the sequel to the 2012 blockbuster “The Avengers.” The film broke the record for the largest opening weekend ever with $207 million in May, and has since grossed $1.4 billion worldwide, making it the third highest grossing film of all time.

Whedon was also responsible for the Buffy spinoff series “Angel” and also “Firefly.” He also co-wrote and produced the horror film “The Cabin in the Woods,” and wrote and directed sci-fi action thriller “Serenity.” He also recently completed a screenplay for “Much Ado About Nothing,” a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s comedy, according to

Not a lot is known about the potential series at this time, or if characters from "The Avengers" such as Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America will be included in it. Whedon’s last series was the Eliza Dushku vehicle “Dollhouse,” which was canceled back in 2010.

- Joss Whedon

Written by: KurtK26
Aug 8th, 2012, 6:11 pm

Related news

Once Upon a Time Gains Amy Acker

Joss Whedon favorite Amy Acker will join the cast of Once Upon a Time...

Joss Whedon's "Horrible" Web Series To Air On The CW

It's no secret that before directing the colossal hit The Avengers to..

ABC greenlights Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D.

Huge news out of ABC tonight, as the network has ordered a pilot for..