Before a movie opens, everyone involved is usually understandably wary about talking sequels-- even when it's something like The Avengers, which had the makings of a mega-hit well before it opened at $200 million North America alone. But The Los Angeles Times gave it a shot anyway, talking to Joss Whedon before the film opened in the United States, and asking him if he'd be back for the sequel that's already in development at Disney.

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  • Yes, Joss Whedon is back for Avengers 2
    And as Whedon told the L.A. Times several months ago, "I’m very torn. It’s an enormous amount of work telling ... who told reporters via conference call that Whedon is coming back, writing and directing the sequel, but he’s also going to be ...
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  • Joss Whedon Returning For ‘Avengers 2′
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  • Joss Whedon Torn on Directing THE AVENGERS 2 — GeekTyrant
    The Avengers is still kicking ass at the box office having made over a billion dollars, and fans are excited about the prospect of a sequel. We know it's ...
    10/1/2015 - 4:05 am | View Website
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    In the weeks since Joss Whedon's The Avengers became one of the biggest hits in box-office history, we've all been wondering whether the uber-director would be coming ...
    09/27/2015 - 7:59 am | View Website
  • Joss Whedon says he’s ‘very torn’ about directing ‘Avengers 2′
    'The Avengers' has continued to smash box-office records globally, but Joss Whedon has mixed feelings about directing a sequel.
    09/22/2015 - 12:16 pm | View Website
  • Whedon “Torn” About Directing Next “Avengers” – Slice of SciFi
    On the surface, it would seem like it’s a no-brainer for Joss Whedon to come back and direct the next Avengers movie. But the director tells Hero Complex ...
    08/21/2015 - 1:37 pm | View Website
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    Marvel hasn't necessarily become known for director consistency. After Jon Favreau directed the first two Iron Man movies, the studio turned to Shane
    05/16/2012 - 11:03 am | View Website
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