The biggest movie of 2012 was undoubtedly Marvel’s The Avengers. The success of this film catapulted director Joss Whedon into mainstream stardom, which is pretty impressive for being only his feature directing gig. His film debut was, of course, Serenity, the film adaptation of his TV series Firefly. Fans of the series were waiting for Whedon to reunite the Serenity cast and make a sequel film, but Serenity didn’t do well enough with general audiences to warrant it.
In an interview with The Toronto Star, however, Joss Whedon teases the possibility of making Serenity 2 after The Avengers 2 is finished and released into theaters:
“I’ll never really accept it,” Whedon said of the end of the Firefly saga. “And I always, in the back of my head, think, ‘What if I could get the old gang back together?’
“Part of me is like, ‘God, it would be great when I finish Avengers 2 to do that,’” he continued, before downplaying the likelihood of that ever happening. “I suspect very strongly that after Avengers 2 the next thing I do will be a one-man show,” he joked. “Possibly one monkey.”