It looks like Whedon will be shackled to Marvel properties for a while yet. Too bad, really. I had hoped he would spin off his success with The Avengers
into more inventive and personal projects like Cabin in the Woods
*. I suppose he might still have time for such things, especially if he's not director (I've never been crazy about his talents in that area, anyway), but this looks like it will keep him rather busy...
*Which I haven't seen yet, but have heard good things about.