IESB is claiming that beloved geek director JOSS WHEDON is at the top of the list of potential directors for The Avengers movie.
Yes, we know, April Fools Day jokes are going up faster than Jesse James can Heil Hitler, but we’ve got some real news to throw into the mix, so THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOLS DAY JOKE, real news!!
Oh please! Oh please! OH PLEASE!
The article continues:
Whedon, who was previously writing and directing WB’s long gestating Wonder Woman film, has a history with the Marvel brand as a comic book writer. His run of the Astonishing X-Men was one of Marvel’s best selling lines and was nominated for several Eisner Awards. He was also the second writer on the Runaways line for Marvel and wrote short stories for Stan Lee Meets Spider-Man.
This would be perfect. Joss is currently finishing off Cabin in the Woods, which stars Chris Hemsworth aka The God of Thunder – Thor, so they will have a working relationship. He knows the material and the characters inside and out. He’s also brilliant. What more can we say?
I hope this rumor turns out to be true. There’s acknowledgement at Whedonesque, but no confirmation.