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After months of whispers linking him to the project, Serenity helmer and occasional Marvel scribe Joss Whedon was finally confirmed as the film’s director at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego.
After a pulse quickening teaser trailer, the full Avengers line-up was presented to a rabid crowd, with Whedon the final big name to take to the stage. In a brief speech, Whedon sent the delirium in the room to fever pitch, playing up his love for the original comics and joking that he was going to mess it up.
But if Whedon is suffering from a few nerves, there’s no such trepidation amongst the Marvel bigwigs, with president Kevin Feige certain he’s bagged the right man for the job.
"I've known Joss for many years,” he told MTV. “We were looking for the right thing and he came in and met on it. He's incredibly intelligent, he's got great things to say about it, and if you look at the directors we've worked with, we hire directors who have the potential to do great things. We want our film to be that great thing."
It certainly looks a good fit, with Whedon’s cult credentials marking him out as the perfect man to deliver an Avengers movie faithful to the original material. So what exactly has Whedon got lined up for his superhero dream team?