Joss Whedon is a very busy man, and with the kind of deal he's got at Marvel he probably won't have any time to sit down in the next three years, or maybe he will. When talking to 24 Hours about the process of the films, Joss elaborated on what his role will be as the 'overseer' for the rest of "Phase 2."
"Very talented people are writing and directing these movies, and what I don't want to be is the guy they dread, who's going to come in and say" - here, Whedon affects a pompous British accent - "'Oh, well I have the power to say change this.' I'm not that."
Though he can't say specifically what he wants to do with the sequel to The Avengers, he can talk thematically, and it seems like he's ready to take our favorite heroes to the edge.
"The creation of the team is not the happy ending," he said. "It is the beginning of something that is complex and difficult, and now I get to dig a little deeper. And maybe, while I'm digging, just twist that knife. And that's exciting for me."