So, the news just broke that Joss Whedon has been signed to return to write/direct Avengers 2 (which was pretty much a foregone conclusion) and develop a Marvel live-action television series (which was not.)
If you’ll allow me a moment of uncritical reaction: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!
Seriously, this is like the nerd equivalent of your favorite team winning the Super Bowl, only you’re the real winner because you get to watch a Joss Whedon-developed Marvel telvision show! And it’s on ABC, so Fox can’t cancel it. (Too soon?)
(Disclaimer: what I am about to say is never going to happen in a million years.) Now, my dream scenario is still Marvel and Fox working out some kind of deal to allow X-Men/Avengers crossovers. “But Marvel crossovers usually suck!” a discerning reader might protest.
… yeah, but imagine if those crossovers were produced by Joss Whedon and Bryan Singer.
Hey, there’s a thought! Why can’t Bryan Singer produce a live-action X-Men television series? Yeah, okay, I’m clearly getting greedy now, but it’s in his pedigree! A lot of people don’t realize he produced House. Yeah, that’s a thing. Look it up.
… okay, I’m getting dizzy. Where am I, again? What was I talking about? Oh, right, Joss Whedon is returning for Avengers 2 and developing a live-action Marvel television series!