I assumed the announcement that Joss Whedon was on the the shortlist to direct Marvel and Disney’s big ol’ Avengers movie/super-hero dogpile was an Internet hoax. But today there are reports that the King of the Nerds is in final negotiations for the job. One question though. Really?
No offense to Whedon. I’m a fan. I’m sure he’ll deliver. It’s just that I wouldn’t expect Marvel to hand their prized pig to a guy who’s only directed one feature, although Serenity was really enjoyable. Then there’s the fact that he’ll have to cast Eliza Dushku. I don’t see the fans embracing a Wasp born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. (Deadline)