Joss Whedon’s March to Victory Continues

We’re showing an old cover of “Marvel Mystery Comics” because the exact nature of Joss Whedon’s new series for Marvel is – aw, you guessed it – still a mystery. Yeah.

As if he wasn’t busy enough, Disney has just announced that everybody’s Screen and TV Writer of the Hour is now set to:

  1. Write and Direct the sequel to this year’s smash film THE AVENGERS, which he also wrote and directed
  2. Develop a live-action series featuring Marvel characters for ABC

No one’s giving any details on what Marvel characters they are, but no matter their names, powers, and secret tragedies, we can’t think of anyone who could do a better job on them than the man behind DOLLHOUSE, FIREFLY, ANGEL, and everybody’s favorite vampire slayer, BUFFY.

EDITED BY LB TO ADD: Know those recent rumors that Marvel was about to start work on a TV version of THE HULK but was waiting for the writer they wanted to be available? I’m thinking Joss was the writer and that now that this deal’s in place we’ll be hearing about it soon. Bouquets gratefully accept when I’m proven right. Brickbats for when I’m shown to be wrong? Nah.