Yay! SlashFilm has just reported that Joss Whedon will return to write and direct the sequel to this summer's biggest and best blockbuster, The Avengers. It was evidently just announced on a Disney Investors conference call, where it was also reported that Whedon will contribute in some capacity to the Marvel Universe live-action TV series that was recently heralded.
I don't think I need to tell you guys that this is excellent news. Whedon hit one hell of a one-two punch with Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers this summer, and I can't imagine anyone else handling Avengers 2 with his deft approach of humor, heart and adventure.