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Joss Whedon set to direct The Avengers!

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You've heard the rumors, now prepare for the truth: Joss Whedon will direct THE AVENGERS for Marvel Studios. Whedon is in final negotiations to direct the film and while it wasn't specifically mentioned, I'd gather he'd be an important part in writing the script as well.

At the very least, THE AVENGERS will star Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Evans. You can also expect Scarlett Johansson to turn up in some capacity and I'd think Marvel would like to have Edward Norton return but that's still way up in the air.

While Whedon is short on feature directorial experience (with only SERENITY under his belt), he's well-versed in the comic world writing "The Astonishing X-Men" for 24 issues in 2008 and a stint on Marvel's "The Runaways."

With CAPTAIN AMERICA and THOR filming this year, AVENGERS looks set to begin production in 2011 for its May, 2012 release date.

What do you think about the news? Do you like Whedon as the director of what could be the biggest superhero film ever?

Extra Tidbit: Sifting through all the casting rumors for this is gonna be a bitch.
Source: Deadline

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5:01PM on 04/14/2010
I think they just did this to keep the fans happy. I mean sure Serenity was awesome. But he's much better suited for the writing rather than directing. But hey, I'm happy.
I think they just did this to keep the fans happy. I mean sure Serenity was awesome. But he's much better suited for the writing rather than directing. But hey, I'm happy.
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4:52PM on 04/14/2010
I like Whedon, but I feel his direction is a little shaky. I've always felt the writing and characters were the better parts of his shows.

I'm all for giving him a shot and everything, but I would have preferred someone like Zack Snyder - who's proven himself quite a few times now and has shown that he's intent on keeping true to source materials as much as possible.
I like Whedon, but I feel his direction is a little shaky. I've always felt the writing and characters were the better parts of his shows.

I'm all for giving him a shot and everything, but I would have preferred someone like Zack Snyder - who's proven himself quite a few times now and has shown that he's intent on keeping true to source materials as much as possible.
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3:46PM on 04/14/2010
Incredible news. This guy is perfect for this I think. Interest in this movie just skyrocketed for me.
Incredible news. This guy is perfect for this I think. Interest in this movie just skyrocketed for me.
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3:25PM on 04/14/2010

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Everyone is missing the reality of this. This will not be reminiscent of ANYTHING Whedon has ever directed...He has never directed A-List actors. When he comes up to Sam Jackson and tells him to create adjectives by putting "y" at the end of every noun...He will tell him to fuck off.
Everyone is missing the reality of this. This will not be reminiscent of ANYTHING Whedon has ever directed...He has never directed A-List actors. When he comes up to Sam Jackson and tells him to create adjectives by putting "y" at the end of every noun...He will tell him to fuck off.
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1:15PM on 04/14/2010

On the fence

I'm a Whedon fan, but not sure if he's the right guy for this. Alright boy's and gerbils, get ready if they're any truth to this.
I'm a Whedon fan, but not sure if he's the right guy for this. Alright boy's and gerbils, get ready if they're any truth to this.
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12:29PM on 04/14/2010

what are the odds?

that he makes a weird, off-kilter, kinda upbeat, sorta funny, with cheesy dialogue type movie that will be seen by a handful of people? At least now he cant make up his own ridiculous story and might have to actually be reigned into creating something other people might want to watch.
that he makes a weird, off-kilter, kinda upbeat, sorta funny, with cheesy dialogue type movie that will be seen by a handful of people? At least now he cant make up his own ridiculous story and might have to actually be reigned into creating something other people might want to watch.
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11:49AM on 04/14/2010

crap

Whedon = awful.
But at least now that I know he's helming, I'll be able to save ten bucks and two hours of my life.
Whedon = awful.
But at least now that I know he's helming, I'll be able to save ten bucks and two hours of my life.
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11:33AM on 04/14/2010

i dont think this could be true

This just seems way to fanboy to be true considering that this is going to be such a huge movie. I'll wait till production gets rolling before I take this as being true.
This just seems way to fanboy to be true considering that this is going to be such a huge movie. I'll wait till production gets rolling before I take this as being true.
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11:31AM on 04/14/2010

this sounds pretty cool

I'm okay with this. But I must say that I hope they can get Ed Norton back for this.
I'm okay with this. But I must say that I hope they can get Ed Norton back for this.
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9:43AM on 04/14/2010
Im with the few who are not quite sold on this - I just hope the Fav' is taking a hands on approach as producer. But we will see come May 2012.
Im with the few who are not quite sold on this - I just hope the Fav' is taking a hands on approach as producer. But we will see come May 2012.
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7:32AM on 04/14/2010
wow, applause!
wow, applause!
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6:53AM on 04/14/2010
That is pretty damn awesome news.
That is pretty damn awesome news.
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6:48AM on 04/14/2010

OUT. STANDING.

Great news. Joss needs to be encouraged to stretch his creative legs at every opportunity. I was hoping for Favs but this is just as good to hear. Suddenly, I'm realizing this may be too good to be true. Watch Hollywood piss on our parade now and turn this into another "Director Revolving Door" nightmare.
Great news. Joss needs to be encouraged to stretch his creative legs at every opportunity. I was hoping for Favs but this is just as good to hear. Suddenly, I'm realizing this may be too good to be true. Watch Hollywood piss on our parade now and turn this into another "Director Revolving Door" nightmare.
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6:38AM on 04/14/2010
wow.
wow.
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5:17AM on 04/14/2010
Never liked Buffy or Angel, only liked Firefly and Serenity. I'd prefer someone else like someone who has already directed one of Marvel's movies. This will be one of those wait and see the trailer before passing judgment things
Never liked Buffy or Angel, only liked Firefly and Serenity. I'd prefer someone else like someone who has already directed one of Marvel's movies. This will be one of those wait and see the trailer before passing judgment things
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4:33AM on 04/14/2010
Best Movie News I heard all day!!!
Best Movie News I heard all day!!!
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3:33AM on 04/14/2010
dbbl.
dbbl.
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3:33AM on 04/14/2010
I have full confidence that Whedon will help develop or write the best possible storyline for this movie, but I have very little confidence in his directing skills. I'm amazed Marvel would take a chance on such an unproven director. Good luck to him though--if he can pull this off it'll be killer.
I have full confidence that Whedon will help develop or write the best possible storyline for this movie, but I have very little confidence in his directing skills. I'm amazed Marvel would take a chance on such an unproven director. Good luck to him though--if he can pull this off it'll be killer.
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3:21AM on 04/14/2010

Still with Michael Bay...

Before you lash out at me, let me explain. I think Whedon's an excellent director and he'd do justice for the movie. Only problem is, nobody's going to let him. His script will be "for the fans". Marvel can't have that because "it's bad for business". You can't load ONE movie with everything so they'll get their suits to put their big dirty hands into Whedon's script, mess it up, reshoot some bits, and we'll end up seeing some average, choppy, damaged version of Whedon's actual idea. Michael
Before you lash out at me, let me explain. I think Whedon's an excellent director and he'd do justice for the movie. Only problem is, nobody's going to let him. His script will be "for the fans". Marvel can't have that because "it's bad for business". You can't load ONE movie with everything so they'll get their suits to put their big dirty hands into Whedon's script, mess it up, reshoot some bits, and we'll end up seeing some average, choppy, damaged version of Whedon's actual idea. Michael Bay, on the other hand, will give the studios what they want; eye candy, babes, explosions, and visual effects so real you could pop your eye out...and ALL in "astounding 3D"!

There's NO way The Avengers will work, people. Not in the real world. So rather we have Bay make it look beautiful at least than have anyone else TRY to make it good and fail in every aspect because of internal politics, budget, creative disputes, etc etc etc.
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5:05AM on 04/14/2010
you make a very compelling argument.
you make a very compelling argument.
6:06AM on 04/14/2010
Well except for that part about giving any sort of project to Michael Bay.

I'd love to know where he gets all his insider info on how the studio will treat this film also, as if they haven't let the directors of all the solo efforts have pretty much a completely free reign over the projects.

But besides all of that then yea it's compelling
Well except for that part about giving any sort of project to Michael Bay.

I'd love to know where he gets all his insider info on how the studio will treat this film also, as if they haven't let the directors of all the solo efforts have pretty much a completely free reign over the projects.

But besides all of that then yea it's compelling
10:58AM on 04/14/2010
You misunderstand me, dude. I'm not against Whedon directing, I'm just saying there's too many big heads and money involved in this gig; too many characters with too lil' screentime. My "insider info" is common logic based on what we've witnessed happen to comic book movies over the last decade or so (except for a few exceptions). You don't need insider knowledge to know that Whedon isn't Spielberg. He's more of a Letterier or Edward Norton...in short, he can and probably WILL get screwed over.
You misunderstand me, dude. I'm not against Whedon directing, I'm just saying there's too many big heads and money involved in this gig; too many characters with too lil' screentime. My "insider info" is common logic based on what we've witnessed happen to comic book movies over the last decade or so (except for a few exceptions). You don't need insider knowledge to know that Whedon isn't Spielberg. He's more of a Letterier or Edward Norton...in short, he can and probably WILL get screwed over. Bay, on the other hand, will give you beauty without substance. He makes horsecrap, yes, but he makes it look so damn awesome also.
1:37AM on 04/14/2010
He makes a mean TV show. Dollhouse, Angel, Serenity was really just an extreme budget Firefly episode as well. He writes a decent comic too...

But I've never felt that Joss Whedon has ever proven that he has the chops to really handle big-budget filmmaking... and now he has to prove it on one massive film.

Good luck to him, cause I really wanna watch an Avengers movie that rocks. And doesn't feel like TV.
He makes a mean TV show. Dollhouse, Angel, Serenity was really just an extreme budget Firefly episode as well. He writes a decent comic too...

But I've never felt that Joss Whedon has ever proven that he has the chops to really handle big-budget filmmaking... and now he has to prove it on one massive film.

Good luck to him, cause I really wanna watch an Avengers movie that rocks. And doesn't feel like TV.
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1:35AM on 04/14/2010
I don't know. I don't like any of his previous projects. But that doesn't mean he isn't capable of doing this, it's just I would have personally went for someone else.
I don't know. I don't like any of his previous projects. But that doesn't mean he isn't capable of doing this, it's just I would have personally went for someone else.
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12:52AM on 04/14/2010

Has this been...

confirmed? It's still speculation right? I really hope it's true but I'll start getting geek wood once this has been confirmed!
confirmed? It's still speculation right? I really hope it's true but I'll start getting geek wood once this has been confirmed!
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12:21AM on 04/14/2010

I just...

jizzed in my pants reading that...and to be quite honest, I'm proud to share that with you all.
jizzed in my pants reading that...and to be quite honest, I'm proud to share that with you all.
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12:08AM on 04/14/2010

Can't Wait!!!!!!!!!!

This movie is gonna be so awesome! Joss Whedon is the perfect guy for the job!
This movie is gonna be so awesome! Joss Whedon is the perfect guy for the job!
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11:55PM on 04/13/2010

EXCELLENT!

'nuff said.
'nuff said.
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10:41PM on 04/13/2010

EXCELLENT!

Joss Whedon has amazing talent and this could be the boost he deserves to launch him into a full-time feature film directing gig. Whedon brings gold into the television arena only to have idiotic TV suits shat all over him and his hard work time after time. These same basterds will piss themselves when they truly realize they chased away a golden goose. The Avengers, if Marvel allows Joss to just do his thing without a committy of micromanagers, will be fantastic.
Joss Whedon has amazing talent and this could be the boost he deserves to launch him into a full-time feature film directing gig. Whedon brings gold into the television arena only to have idiotic TV suits shat all over him and his hard work time after time. These same basterds will piss themselves when they truly realize they chased away a golden goose. The Avengers, if Marvel allows Joss to just do his thing without a committy of micromanagers, will be fantastic.
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10:20PM on 04/13/2010

Hell and Yes

Whedon knows how to please the nerds
Whedon knows how to please the nerds
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10:12PM on 04/13/2010
Thank goodness they didn't hire Bret Ratner. Joss Whedon wrote Astonishing X-men and now directing a Marvel comic book movie hell yeah that's great news!
Thank goodness they didn't hire Bret Ratner. Joss Whedon wrote Astonishing X-men and now directing a Marvel comic book movie hell yeah that's great news!
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9:32PM on 04/13/2010

YES!!

Yes yes yes!! This is the best news since Jon Favreau signed on for Iron Man!!!!! In Whedon we trust!
Yes yes yes!! This is the best news since Jon Favreau signed on for Iron Man!!!!! In Whedon we trust!
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9:06PM on 04/13/2010
COOL!
COOL!
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8:51PM on 04/13/2010

So I was onboard...

I'm not his biggest fan, but he's a pair of safe hands when it comes to directing. Serenity was a crappy film, but direction was fine. He handled the action well...

Now from Variety I hear he's going to do a rewrite of the script.

Stop the train. I want to get off. The man who wrote Speed, Waterworld, Titan AE, Alien Resurrection writing the closest thing Marvel has to a magnum-opus?
Slayer Slang, Summer Glau.
No thanks.
I'm not his biggest fan, but he's a pair of safe hands when it comes to directing. Serenity was a crappy film, but direction was fine. He handled the action well...

Now from Variety I hear he's going to do a rewrite of the script.

Stop the train. I want to get off. The man who wrote Speed, Waterworld, Titan AE, Alien Resurrection writing the closest thing Marvel has to a magnum-opus?
Slayer Slang, Summer Glau.
No thanks.
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8:36PM on 04/13/2010

This'll be great...

...until Brett Ratner pulls off his Whedon mask at the wrap party.
...until Brett Ratner pulls off his Whedon mask at the wrap party.
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8:27PM on 04/13/2010
Get some Summer Glau in there and itll be perfect
Get some Summer Glau in there and itll be perfect
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8:40PM on 04/13/2010
YES!
YES!
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8:19PM on 04/13/2010
If Whiplash, Red Skull, and Loki don't die in their upcoming movies than they should be brought back in the Avengers as the main villains.
If Whiplash, Red Skull, and Loki don't die in their upcoming movies than they should be brought back in the Avengers as the main villains.
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8:15PM on 04/13/2010
This is great news! I kept waiting for the studio to pick Uwe Boll or Paul W.S Anderson, haha
This is great news! I kept waiting for the studio to pick Uwe Boll or Paul W.S Anderson, haha
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8:14PM on 04/13/2010
These are wonderful news. I was hoping he got the job when the rumors came out, and now here it is, confirmed. I could not be more excited for Joss! Congrats to the powers that be who agreed to this. Rarely do we see these kinds of intelligent and greatly appreciated [by everyone] decisions.

Oh... and the though of seeing more Scarlett Johnanson as Black Widow is also very, very good!

I'll be in my bunk.
These are wonderful news. I was hoping he got the job when the rumors came out, and now here it is, confirmed. I could not be more excited for Joss! Congrats to the powers that be who agreed to this. Rarely do we see these kinds of intelligent and greatly appreciated [by everyone] decisions.

Oh... and the though of seeing more Scarlett Johnanson as Black Widow is also very, very good!

I'll be in my bunk.
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7:46PM on 04/13/2010
I dig Whedon and can definitely see him directing this.
I dig Whedon and can definitely see him directing this.
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7:30PM on 04/13/2010
I'm this much closer to winning my bet that Patton Oswalt will play Mojo in this movie.
I'm this much closer to winning my bet that Patton Oswalt will play Mojo in this movie.
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7:24PM on 04/13/2010
At least they have someone creative on board for this. Cool.
At least they have someone creative on board for this. Cool.
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7:23PM on 04/13/2010
There's no way a movie studio could have made this good of a decision.
There's no way a movie studio could have made this good of a decision.
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7:17PM on 04/13/2010

Joss should please everyone.

I'm not as huge as a fan of Whedon as most(I do love Firefly and Astonishing X-Men though), but I appreciate him and his work. Serenity and Dr. Horrible were fantastic, so I think the Avengers are safe. Something tells me RDJ's Tony Stark will benefit from this the most during the Avengers(his character seems most suited to Whedon). I would've rather seen Whedon take on a new X-Men film, but this will do nicely.
I'm not as huge as a fan of Whedon as most(I do love Firefly and Astonishing X-Men though), but I appreciate him and his work. Serenity and Dr. Horrible were fantastic, so I think the Avengers are safe. Something tells me RDJ's Tony Stark will benefit from this the most during the Avengers(his character seems most suited to Whedon). I would've rather seen Whedon take on a new X-Men film, but this will do nicely.
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7:13PM on 04/13/2010

Lots of Potential!

I'm so psyced! I cannot wait for this! I just hope THOR and Captain America turn out to be as epic and awsome as IRON-MAN and please MARVEL bring Ed Norton back for Hulk in a sequel to the Incredible HULK and the Avengers film.
I'm so psyced! I cannot wait for this! I just hope THOR and Captain America turn out to be as epic and awsome as IRON-MAN and please MARVEL bring Ed Norton back for Hulk in a sequel to the Incredible HULK and the Avengers film.
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7:11PM on 04/13/2010
I think its a great choice. I love Serenity and he has a lot of knowledge in the comic book world, which I think is important in a movie like Avengers. Can't wait.
I think its a great choice. I love Serenity and he has a lot of knowledge in the comic book world, which I think is important in a movie like Avengers. Can't wait.
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6:39PM on 04/13/2010
Great hire & he may n ot have much experience directing films but he did quite a few Buffy episodes, plus he is one heck of a writer.
Great hire & he may n ot have much experience directing films but he did quite a few Buffy episodes, plus he is one heck of a writer.
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6:36PM on 04/13/2010

Awesome

I hope it's true!
I hope it's true!
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6:34PM on 04/13/2010
SWEET!
SWEET!
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6:30PM on 04/13/2010
Well, hell just froze over and I couldn't be happier :)
Well, hell just froze over and I couldn't be happier :)
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6:29PM on 04/13/2010
Very cool indeed, you could do a lot worse the Whedon. I already feel like this movie is getting over-hyped though.
Very cool indeed, you could do a lot worse the Whedon. I already feel like this movie is getting over-hyped though.
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6:29PM on 04/13/2010

Best news break of the year

Never in a million years did i think the fanboys dream would come true. This is going to be Epic!
Never in a million years did i think the fanboys dream would come true. This is going to be Epic!
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6:25PM on 04/13/2010
Dichen Lachman to play Wasp!
Dichen Lachman to play Wasp!
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6:22PM on 04/13/2010
this is the best news i've heard all year...so far!!
this is the best news i've heard all year...so far!!
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6:20PM on 04/13/2010
Are Ant Man and Wasp definite for this movie? I thought they were just going to go with the bigger, established solo heroes?
Are Ant Man and Wasp definite for this movie? I thought they were just going to go with the bigger, established solo heroes?
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6:11PM on 04/13/2010
I know he doesn't have much experience as a big budget director but this is awesome news... It is worth getting him involved behind the camera as long as that means he is also involved in writing the script... Jon Faverau is producing so I'm sure he will also have some input on the directing side of things when this movie finally takes off so I'm not too worried...

Also I'm hoping this means Nathan Fillion as Ant Man and Morena Baccarin as Wasp??
I know he doesn't have much experience as a big budget director but this is awesome news... It is worth getting him involved behind the camera as long as that means he is also involved in writing the script... Jon Faverau is producing so I'm sure he will also have some input on the directing side of things when this movie finally takes off so I'm not too worried...

Also I'm hoping this means Nathan Fillion as Ant Man and Morena Baccarin as Wasp??
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6:09PM on 04/13/2010
Jeremy Renner for Ant-Man
Jeremy Renner for Ant-Man
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6:06PM on 04/13/2010

meh

Big big MEH. Could have been worse so Im not so worried.
Big big MEH. Could have been worse so Im not so worried.
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5:59PM on 04/13/2010

Whedon

Best news ever!
Best news ever!
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5:58PM on 04/13/2010

say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

I'm eff'n there!
I'm eff'n there!
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5:49PM on 04/13/2010
Sounds good to me, but is this premature? What if the Captain America and Thor movie don't perform very well...or are awful? Will this movie proceed regardless?
Sounds good to me, but is this premature? What if the Captain America and Thor movie don't perform very well...or are awful? Will this movie proceed regardless?
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5:41PM on 04/13/2010
I see this news but its not April Fools day??? Can it really be possible?
I see this news but its not April Fools day??? Can it really be possible?
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5:37PM on 04/13/2010
You have to admit this cat can handle ensembles. And he does well with small budgets, just imagine what he could do with a HUGE one. People, don't be stupid, Joss is gonna do great.
You have to admit this cat can handle ensembles. And he does well with small budgets, just imagine what he could do with a HUGE one. People, don't be stupid, Joss is gonna do great.
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5:32PM on 04/13/2010
Whedon may not be the most talented guy around (although he is talented) but he pours his heart in everything he does. If Marvel surrounds him with people who knows what he doesn't know, this movie could be great!
Whedon may not be the most talented guy around (although he is talented) but he pours his heart in everything he does. If Marvel surrounds him with people who knows what he doesn't know, this movie could be great!
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5:28PM on 04/13/2010
NPH for Ant-Man. And Nathan Fillion as anyone. And Felicia Day as Wasp.
NPH for Ant-Man. And Nathan Fillion as anyone. And Felicia Day as Wasp.
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5:27PM on 04/13/2010
I've honestly never really like anything Whedon has done with the exception of Dr Horrible. I will concede that he does know what he's doing and that he can do good things with material that's good to start with so this could be very good.
I've honestly never really like anything Whedon has done with the exception of Dr Horrible. I will concede that he does know what he's doing and that he can do good things with material that's good to start with so this could be very good.
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5:25PM on 04/13/2010
This is surprising; especially if it really does happen, but an excellent choice I think. Whedon clearly knows his comic stuff; unlike a lot of directors, actors, etc who are probably just bullshitting to please fanboys. Plus I think he'd be able to handle the big cast.
This is surprising; especially if it really does happen, but an excellent choice I think. Whedon clearly knows his comic stuff; unlike a lot of directors, actors, etc who are probably just bullshitting to please fanboys. Plus I think he'd be able to handle the big cast.
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5:24PM on 04/13/2010
Shiny.
Shiny.
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5:24PM on 04/13/2010

Awesome

Is there cause to be worried...sure, but there is also possibility of amazing with this. It's an inspired choice by someone who loves the medium. This is definitely a risk worth taking. Kudos to them for going in this direction.
Is there cause to be worried...sure, but there is also possibility of amazing with this. It's an inspired choice by someone who loves the medium. This is definitely a risk worth taking. Kudos to them for going in this direction.
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5:22PM on 04/13/2010
I think Whedon is a good choice. He obviously knows comic books and he is a fanboy favorite. But what will be important is the script. It'll be crowded film, unlike the X-Men, these will all be leading characters used to their own show. We'll see.
I think Whedon is a good choice. He obviously knows comic books and he is a fanboy favorite. But what will be important is the script. It'll be crowded film, unlike the X-Men, these will all be leading characters used to their own show. We'll see.
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5:20PM on 04/13/2010

Good Choice

The man knows his stuff. He's a great director and can definitely direct sci-fi to the max (i.e. Firefly, Serenity, and Dollhouse). I love the fact that they decided to do something different and take a chance on a really good director instead of playing it safe. I think this movie is going to be amazing and with Whedon and the awesome cast there is no way that this movie won't rock.
The man knows his stuff. He's a great director and can definitely direct sci-fi to the max (i.e. Firefly, Serenity, and Dollhouse). I love the fact that they decided to do something different and take a chance on a really good director instead of playing it safe. I think this movie is going to be amazing and with Whedon and the awesome cast there is no way that this movie won't rock.
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5:20PM on 04/13/2010
This is completely crazy news.

I can't tell whether I really really like it or am really really terrified.

I will say one thing, it's a damn exciting time to be a comic book fan and general dork
This is completely crazy news.

I can't tell whether I really really like it or am really really terrified.

I will say one thing, it's a damn exciting time to be a comic book fan and general dork
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5:14PM on 04/13/2010

sounds good to me

if J.J. Abrams can direct an awesome Star Trek movie than i have no doubt Joss Whedon can direct an awesome Avengers movie, colour me excited
if J.J. Abrams can direct an awesome Star Trek movie than i have no doubt Joss Whedon can direct an awesome Avengers movie, colour me excited
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5:11PM on 04/13/2010
Okay, I take back my comments. After being thumbed down and crying about it I'd rather Joss' rod in my mouth.
Okay, I take back my comments. After being thumbed down and crying about it I'd rather Joss' rod in my mouth.
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5:56PM on 04/13/2010
Well, at least you have a sense of humor. Don't worry, everyone is entitled to their opinions and say. And, people know that.
Well, at least you have a sense of humor. Don't worry, everyone is entitled to their opinions and say. And, people know that.
5:09PM on 04/13/2010
Nice.

Here's hoping this gets made in my lifetime.
Nice.

Here's hoping this gets made in my lifetime.
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5:09PM on 04/13/2010
This is pretty cool news but nothing to get too excited about because let's be honest; it's going to be the script and screen time for the characters that makes or breaks this movie.
This is pretty cool news but nothing to get too excited about because let's be honest; it's going to be the script and screen time for the characters that makes or breaks this movie.
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5:07PM on 04/13/2010
I love joss whedon but this could be bad. however working on stuff like firefly and serenity he does know how to make a large cast seem small. i think if he has a hand in on writting and all the other directors are in on some capacity this should be amazing
I love joss whedon but this could be bad. however working on stuff like firefly and serenity he does know how to make a large cast seem small. i think if he has a hand in on writting and all the other directors are in on some capacity this should be amazing
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5:06PM on 04/13/2010
I love joss whedon but this could be bad. however working on stuff like firefly and serenity he does know how to make a large cast seem small. i think if he has a hand in on writting and all the other directors are in on some capacity this should be amazing
I love joss whedon but this could be bad. however working on stuff like firefly and serenity he does know how to make a large cast seem small. i think if he has a hand in on writting and all the other directors are in on some capacity this should be amazing
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5:06PM on 04/13/2010
Joss hasn't really done much for me in the past, but his respect for the material could really make this work.
Joss hasn't really done much for me in the past, but his respect for the material could really make this work.
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5:05PM on 04/13/2010

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Shiny! This project has just become the epicenter of a joyquake!
Shiny! This project has just become the epicenter of a joyquake!
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5:03PM on 04/13/2010
Movie will be cheesy and terrible. Calling it.
Movie will be cheesy and terrible. Calling it.
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5:02PM on 04/13/2010
dont you need a guy with some or ANY experience directing big movies? this guy knows the comic book stuff...great...but this is gonna be an absolute BEAR to juggle this huge movie....i was hoping to see leterier or favreau direct
dont you need a guy with some or ANY experience directing big movies? this guy knows the comic book stuff...great...but this is gonna be an absolute BEAR to juggle this huge movie....i was hoping to see leterier or favreau direct
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5:11PM on 04/13/2010
Keep in mind, before Iron Man, Favreau had directed three movies. One talky picture in Made, a kids Christmas movie with Elf, and a kids sci-fi flick, Zathura. The only one that would have been considered a "big" movie was Zathura, and it sucked. While I admit that there are better choices to direct, I will remain cautiously optimistic about the decision.
Keep in mind, before Iron Man, Favreau had directed three movies. One talky picture in Made, a kids Christmas movie with Elf, and a kids sci-fi flick, Zathura. The only one that would have been considered a "big" movie was Zathura, and it sucked. While I admit that there are better choices to direct, I will remain cautiously optimistic about the decision.
5:21PM on 04/13/2010
also Clash of the titan blew chunks. it made me lose faith in Leterier
also Clash of the titan blew chunks. it made me lose faith in Leterier
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5:02PM on 04/13/2010
Holy fucking shit, this is the best news I've heard all day/week/month/year! WHEEEEDOOOON!!!
Holy fucking shit, this is the best news I've heard all day/week/month/year! WHEEEEDOOOON!!!
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4:58PM on 04/13/2010

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Dr Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog was the best thing to happen to the world two years ago. This can't go wrong.

Now, to quote Nicolas Cage in Kick-Ass : "Swiiiiiiitch... to Kryptoniiiiiiiiiite !!!!"
Dr Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog was the best thing to happen to the world two years ago. This can't go wrong.

Now, to quote Nicolas Cage in Kick-Ass : "Swiiiiiiitch... to Kryptoniiiiiiiiiite !!!!"
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4:54PM on 04/13/2010

Awesome

I think this is great. Iron Man bored me to death but at least I know Avengers will be well done. Love Joss Whedon, I have a reason to look forward to this now.
I think this is great. Iron Man bored me to death but at least I know Avengers will be well done. Love Joss Whedon, I have a reason to look forward to this now.
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4:54PM on 04/13/2010

Meh....

I'll wait on judgment but I'm not too thrilled with this news. I would have preferred Favreau to do it.
I'll wait on judgment but I'm not too thrilled with this news. I would have preferred Favreau to do it.
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