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Joss Whedon Directing The Avengers (Probably)

One of the most ambitious movie projects of all time looks to have a director.  Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy and Firefly, is in final negotiations to direct the big screen adaptation of Marvel’s Avengers team, which consists of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and possibly the Hulk.  Starting with Iron Man 1, the Marvel movies have started to connect with each other, much in the same way the comics do, with the ultimate goal being that all the movies converge with The Avengers.  Whedon already has experience with comics, apparently his run writing the X-Men was fantastic and I think he’d be able to handle the A-list ensemble cast that will be in the Avengers.  The only thing people are worried about is that Whedon is relatively unproven, movie wise.  His only big screen effort is Serenity, which while fantastic, was pretty low budget and based on his own creation.  Another less certain aspect of this story is the fact that Whedon is going to help rewrite the scripts for both The Avengers and the Captain America movie.  As long as no one asks what happens to a toad when it gets struck by lightning, I think we’ll be good.

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