In October 2011, producer Kevin Feige said during the New York Comic Con, "Iron Man 3 will be the first of what we sort of refer to as phase two of this saga that will culminate, God willing, in Avengers 2". In March 2012, Joss Whedon stated that he would want a sequel to be "smaller. More personal. More painful. By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself." At the film's premiere, Feige said they have an option for Whedon to direct a sequel when and if the time comes. In May 2012, after the film's successful release, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced a sequel was in development.
At the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International, Joss Whedon said he was undecided about the sequel, stating, "I have not come to a decision on directing Avengers 2. I am having too much fun with this [Firefly reunion] now". However, in August 2012, Iger announced that Whedon will return to write and direct the sequel and develop a Marvel TV show for ABC. Later in the same month, Disney set a May 1, 2015 release date. In a December 2012 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Whedon stated that he has completed an outline for the film. In April 2013, it was reported that filming is scheduled to begin in early 2014 at Shepperton Studios in England. At the Hollywood premiere of Iron Man 3, Whedon said that he completed a draft of the script which included a "brother/sister act" from the comic books.
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