Joss Whedon to Direct ‘The Avengers’?


Nothing official just yet, but you can’t swing a dead cat near your Twitter feed without hearing people soiling themselves for good and for ill about the possibility that Joss Whedon will direct Marvel‘s upcoming movie, “The Avengers.”

Whedon isn’t a stranger to Marvel, having penned issues of both “Astonishing X-Men” and “Runaways,” but his sole theatrical directorial effort, “Serenity,” didn’t set box offices ablaze. To be fair, he was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay to 1995’s “Toy Story.”

The movie, which would include Marvel’s recent and upcoming movie heroes, such as Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor, has the potential to be Marvel’s biggest hit.

Do you think Whedon is the best choice, based on his penchant for handling beloved fictional universes? Better ideas? Just want to bitch and moan? Have at it in the comments, and we’ll keep our eyes peeled when any official news breaks.

(via Deadline)

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