The man behind many a great film and TV series that we all love here at Sci-Fi Heaven (just check out the best sci-fi tv series poll) Joss Whedon has been drafted on by Marvel to direct the sequel to this years most successful superhero flick – The Avengers. Marvel obviously loved what Joss did with the first film and confirmed in a statement:

Joss Whedon has signed an exclusive deal with Marvel Studios for film and television through the end of June 2015. As part of that deal, Whedon will write and direct Marvel’s The Avengers 2 as well as help develop a new live-action series for Marvel Television at ABC. He will also contribute creatively to the next phase of Marvel’s cinematic universe.

It’s great to see that Joss Whedon is getting some of the biggest director roles in the business right now, he definitely deserves it, although I hope that all this work won’t take him away from the long awaited and much anticipated sequel to Dr Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog.