Joss Whedon in Final Negotiations To Direct The Avengers
04.13.10 by REELZ
Fanboy favorite Joss Whedon, the creator behind TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, is in final negotiations with Marvel Entertainment to direct their ensemble superhero movie The Avengers — so says Deadline Hollywood.
The Avengers will bring together an all-star team of Marvel comics
superheroes and Hollywood superstars, including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.),
Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and other signature
Marvel superheroes as yet unnamed. Those named are already on the roster due to current movies in various stages of production. Samuel L. Jackson is also in the film as S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury — a governmental agency in charge of the super team.
While Whedon had been on a shortlist of directors for this movie, confirmation of the pick will seem too good to be true for most comic book movie geeks. His background is practically perfect in every way, as he's worked in comics before, specifically on the Astonishing X-Men series and a number of other comics. At one point back in 2005, he was doing a Wonder Woman movie until Warner Bros. drove him away by rejecting his vision of the script.
In short, the fans are ecstatic with this news, and so are we!