Joss Whedon Will Direct The Avengers Movie

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That’s according to Deadline, who says that the “Buffy” and “Firefly”/”Serenity” fanboy fave is currently in negotiations to helm Marvel Studio’s big-budget live-action superhero uber team. Fanboy rumblings of Whedon directing “The Avengers” surfaced earlier this month, but at that time it was just a rumor. Not anymore. According to Deadline, Whedon is in “final negotiations” for the directing gig, so if you’re prone to squealing, I would just get it over now, cause it looks like this will actually happen. Marvel is currently keeping mum, but expect it all to be official by the end of the week.

Although he’s only done one feature-length movie in his career, Whedon does have an extensive TV resume. Also, “Serenity” has proven that Whedon is capable of handling an ensemble movie, and granted, while Mal and crew don’t exactly equal larger-than-life superheroes, Whedon has shown he’s more than capable of handling a lot of characters in a sci-fi, action-packed setting. Plus, the dialogue will be really snappy and such, and as is his wont, you can probably expect a familiar face or two (or a dozen) from the stable of Whedon regulars. Oh let’s admit it, an Eliza Dushku cameo (possibly in spandex) would just be the bees knees.

It is expected that “The Avengers” movie will eventually unite Marvel’s crop of big-budget cinematic superheroes, including sure bets Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (the newly minted Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and scrappy soldier/spy Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Rumor has it that The Hulk will fit in there somewhere, either as another member or possibly as the super squad’s first “villain”.

Whoever ends up on the team, the Avengers assemble on the big screen for the very first time in May 2012.

'Hey, Joss, I'd look real good between Captain America and Iron Man, don't you think?'

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  • ulik

    I wonder if Whedon will try to convince Marvel to cast Nathan Fillion as Hank Pym and Morena Baccarin as Wasp and later Gina Torres as Captian Marvel aka Photon? ;)

  • mchops

    Bad idea bringing in Whedon to direct. To re-write the script? Yes, but not to direct.

  • LEEE777

    MORENA BACCARIN as WASP = perfect!

    FILLION for HANK too!

    Go JOSS go!!! ; D

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Actually not bad casting all around there. DOubt it will happen but nice casting man! I could even deal with a Hank Pym with a southern accent.

  • Keith_edwards19686

    The whole idea of Whedon to direct “Avengers” and not writing it is a novel idea, but I do have some concerns for the casting. Now the original actor's who already played parts like Iron Man and Hulk would be great, and then the actors to play the future parts like Thor and Captian American are also ok, but please dont let there be any of Whedon old actor's/actresses from like Buffy or Angle. None of them would be of any good on account that they are so type-cast and I cant help but think that is people seen Eliza Dushku, then they would be waiting for a vamp-slayer. Persoanlly, I think its time for him to take challenges, and work with new actors.. Like Claudia Black or Jensen Ackles. It dont matter who, just be different..

  • Keith_edwards19686

    P.S. Excuse the spelling..

  • Keith_edwards19686

    The whole idea of Whedon to direct “Avengers” and not writing it is a novel idea, but I do have some concerns for the casting. Now the original actor's who already played parts like Iron Man and Hulk would be great, and then the actors to play the future parts like Thor and Captian American are also ok, but please dont let there be any of Whedon old actor's/actresses from like Buffy or Angle. None of them would be of any good on account that they are so type-cast and I cant help but think that is people seen Eliza Dushku, then they would be waiting for a vamp-slayer. Persoanlly, I think its time for him to take challenges, and work with new actors.. Like Claudia Black or Jensen Ackles. It dont matter who, just be different..

  • Keith_edwards19686

    P.S. Excuse the spelling..