Joss Whedon said today during a Comic-Con press conference for his series Firefly‘s 10-year anniversary that he hasn’t committed to making the sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers, this year’s massive Disney tentpole that he directed and co-wrote. “I have not come to a decision on directing Avengers 2 yet,” he said. “I am having too much fun with this (Firefly reunion) now.” The Marvel superhero pic is the third-highest-grossing movie of all time to date, and has racked up $612.3 million domestically and $1.46 billion worldwide, so having the architect back for a sequel is top of mind.
As for the Firefly panel, fans erupted with gleeful screams over the reunion of the cast. Whedon, writer Jose Molina, exec producer Tim Minear and actors Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Sean Maher and Adam Baldwin appeared. A Firefly marathon will air on Science Channel on November 11, followed by Browncoats Unite, an anniversary special for which the cast spent most of their morning shooting footage. Highlights of the panel will be included. Whedon said there are no immediate plans to reboot the cult sci-fi series on TV or film. “We could shoot something on my phone right now,” he quipped.
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