Comic-Con 2010: Joss Whedon directing The Avengers

Buffy man announces he’s making Marvel movie

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Comic-Con 2010: Geek god Joss Whedon has confirmed one of Hollywood’s worst kept secrets by revealing that he will be directing The Avengers.

During a nerdorific hour-long discussion with fellow comic lover J.J. Abrams at this year’s Comic Con, the Buffy creator revealed that he is now working alongside Marvel to forge a live-action adaptation of The Avengers.

“That’s not an official thing,” Whedon teased, before coyly adding, “I think Marvel couldn’t afford a press release. So can I just make that an official thing? I’m directing The Avengers. It’s just a gig.”

Uproarious whoops and cheers met the announcement, as 6,000 amassed Whedonites made their pleasure known. Ahem. Asked what his take was for the film, Whedon said:

“I have to have a take? It’s a little early, I’m still writing an outline. I’m still in that stage of reworking, reworking, reworking.

“I will say that the thing that I love about it is how completely counter-intuitive it is – it makes no sense, these people should not even be in the same room. And that, to me, is the very definition of family.”

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    • thedude

      Jul 23rd 2010, 11:26

      Thats just what you need...the worlds most average Director handling possibly the biggest Comic Book film that will ever be released, colour me "meh"

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 23rd 2010, 19:19

      Feel lucky its not Mark Steven Johnson, he couldnt direct a snail race

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    • TheDMeister

      Jul 24th 2010, 0:09

      I think it's brilliant news; a man who has actually written on the comic itself plus has worked on television dramas with a wide range of characters. Let's not forget also that he worked on the original Toy Story and directed the brilliant Serenity. It could be in a lot worse hands.

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    • Barney1

      Jul 24th 2010, 10:02

      Talk about bland choice....but who cares anymore, the casting has gone for s**t anyway....and Whedon well, Firefly, Buffy, big f@£$£ing wow!

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    • Barney1

      Jul 24th 2010, 10:23

      Whedon puts the knob into butter!

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 25th 2010, 14:34

      I hope Joss makes it as fun as Serenity.

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    • Barney1

      Jul 25th 2010, 17:00

      As long as there's subliminal cuts of Whedon and Feige playing ball sacs....then as Stan would say Make Mine MARVEL! This film hs power rangers all over it!

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    • rice36

      Jul 27th 2010, 11:45

      Doctor horrible as villain???

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