Joss Whedon is officially Marvel’s main man. After completing the studio’s most successful film to date, The Avengers (back in theaters tomorrow), the writer/director signed on to not only direct the 2015 sequel but develop an ABC TV show based on S.H.I.E.L.D. and to just generally have his hands in whatever pie he wants: Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, you name it.

Seems like a lot of work for just one man and, in an interview with Vulture, Whedon discussed how he plans on stretching himself over all these properties. He also explained why the Avengers scenes that came out this week – the alternative opening and Captain America intro – were deleted. Read his quotes about this stuff, as well as an Avengers 2 tease, after the jump.

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We’ve known for weeks now that Joss Whedon would help develop the live-action Marvel series for ABC, but the whos, whats, hows, and whens are now becoming a little bit clearer. ABC has just given the green light to S.H.I.E.L.D., which (duh) will center around the espionage and law enforcement agency led by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in the cinematic universe. Whedon is on board to write with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), and will also direct if his schedule allows it. More after the jump.

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