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Joss Whedon Rejects He's Making $100 Million For 'Avengers' Sequel

Joss Whedon is clearing up rumors that he's going to be pulling in a hefty sum for writing and directing 'The Avengers' sequel.

Whedon took to his website to respond after it was reported that he had a $100 million deal to develop several projects including the 'S.H.I.E.L.D' TV series for Marvel.

"I was going to let it slide, but I've got this sour taste in my mouth," says Whedon. "Some facts are not facts."

"I'm not going to go into the whole thing, but jeepers, I'm not getting $100 mil on Avengers 2. If I were, I would come on this site and laugh and laugh and laugh."

"I'm not making Downey money," he says, referring to Robert Downey Jr's $50 million payday for playing 'Iron Man' in 'The Avengers', the third-highest-grossing film of all-time domestically.

"I'm making A LOT, which is exciting," he admits. "I'm not pretending to be a poor farmer, an Everyman, an ANYman. But that number is nuts."

To be fair, while Whedon's deal for 'Avengers' alone may not be worth the reported amount, you can be sure his overall deal -- which would run over several years -- developing both film and television for the Marvel universe is close to that figure.

Meanwhile, 'S.H.I.E.L.D' is expected to receive a series order within the next few days from ABC.

May 10, 2013 |

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