Joss Whedon has received high praise for the work that he did on The Avengers, so much so that he is returning for The Avengers 2. Joss has been talking about The Avengers and a possible villain that almost appeared in the movie and is likely to appear in a future Marvel film.
Whedon explained to Slash Film, “I'm not going to tell you [who it is] because that [villain] might crop up another time. But I definitely felt like, 'I've got Earth's mightiest heroes. I've got four of the biggest, baddest, toughest guys out there and I've got one effete British character actor.'”
He added, “They believed very strongly that they didn't want to add any more mythology, I think was the thing. But it took me a long time to accept that because I was like, ‘they need someone to hit.’”
The Avengers 2 is set to see the return of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. The Avengers 2 is currently in the Treatment/Outline stages of development and is expected to be released in the US and the UK on May 1, 2015.