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Joss Whedon takes a crack at Captain America's script too

04.15.2010

I was more than satisfied with Marvel's decision to put Joss Whedon in the director chair to assemble their AVENGERS, as he's proven his qualifications with ensembles and comic material (great as his "Astonishing X-Men" run may be, I consider his show "Angel" to be perhaps the best genre/pseudo-superhero series ever to hit TV).

It's also not a surprise that Whedon is taking a pass at the existing AVENGERS draft -- he's a writer first and foremost, after all. But Pajiba hears that he'll also probably be tapping at the script for CAPTAIN AMERICA (THE FIRST AVENGER!).

Although Cap is going to start filming in just a couple of months, and Whedon is just getting started on AVENGERS, it makes sense that he would at least put some shine on the shield. He and Marvel surely have an idea how to handle the superhero team-up, and they'll want to make sure that it and Joe Johnston's Cap solo/intro movie have a cohesive tone and story threads.

While details on AVENGERS are unknown, it will involve Nick Fury bringing together Iron Man, Thor and Cap -- plus a few other heroes -- to battle a new threat (which may or may not involve villains from the solo movies). The movie is due in May 2012.

CAPTAIN AMERICA has Chris Evans wearing the forehead 'A', with Sebastian Stan as his sidekick Bucky Barnes and the just-announced Hayley Atwell as Cap's squeeze Peggy Carter. Previous rumors of Hugo Weaving as villain Red Skull have yet to be confirmed by Marvel.

Extra Tidbit: Whedon's history with Marvel movies goes all the way back to the first X-MEN, although only one (poorly delivered) line of his dialogue survived the process.
Source: Pajiba

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6:22PM on 04/16/2010

fucking sweet

make it so.
make it so.
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11:32AM on 04/16/2010

The only thing that concerns me right now...

Johnston said the first Cap outfit will be a flag. I'm sorry, but I can't picture that in a good way. Since when was it ever a flag in the original Jack Kirby comic book? It looked more like a suit. How can you make a flag look like a suit?
Johnston said the first Cap outfit will be a flag. I'm sorry, but I can't picture that in a good way. Since when was it ever a flag in the original Jack Kirby comic book? It looked more like a suit. How can you make a flag look like a suit?
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6:09PM on 04/16/2010
He just means that the costume is the colors of the flag. Although Alex Ross did a painting with CAP wearing a flag like a toga (yeesh)hope he doesn't wear that.
He just means that the costume is the colors of the flag. Although Alex Ross did a painting with CAP wearing a flag like a toga (yeesh)hope he doesn't wear that.
11:05AM on 04/16/2010

We'll see

Iron Man is completely awesome...I like the casting of the other movies so far...I liked Ed Norton's Hulk...I really don't get all the fanboy love for Joss Whedon though. Everything I've seen by him is campy and hard to watch - and if Cathelotte is right then he wrote the worst line of dialogue (maybe of the decade, maybe ever) with that "do you know what happens to a toad..." bullshit. HOWEVER, I trust my fanboy bretheren and you all seem to think he will do great with Avengers, so I'm
Iron Man is completely awesome...I like the casting of the other movies so far...I liked Ed Norton's Hulk...I really don't get all the fanboy love for Joss Whedon though. Everything I've seen by him is campy and hard to watch - and if Cathelotte is right then he wrote the worst line of dialogue (maybe of the decade, maybe ever) with that "do you know what happens to a toad..." bullshit. HOWEVER, I trust my fanboy bretheren and you all seem to think he will do great with Avengers, so I'm excited to see how it pans out.
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8:45AM on 04/16/2010

extra tidbit

actualy it's 2 lines, the dreadfull "do you know what appens to a frog struck by lightning" but, also, "you're a dick" from Wolvie to Cyclops.
as far as I know, anyway...
actualy it's 2 lines, the dreadfull "do you know what appens to a frog struck by lightning" but, also, "you're a dick" from Wolvie to Cyclops.
as far as I know, anyway...
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8:15AM on 04/16/2010
The news keeps getting better and better!!!
P.S. Where is that pic for this article from!?
The news keeps getting better and better!!!
P.S. Where is that pic for this article from!?
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6:46AM on 04/16/2010
This all sounds far too good to be true in all honesty. I'm still waiting for someone to pull the rug out from under all of this any second now.

Hopefully Whedon will attempt to bring back Norton for Bruce Banner in The Avengers. Even if it's only for a few minutes of screen time whilst the rest is simply just The Hulk
This all sounds far too good to be true in all honesty. I'm still waiting for someone to pull the rug out from under all of this any second now.

Hopefully Whedon will attempt to bring back Norton for Bruce Banner in The Avengers. Even if it's only for a few minutes of screen time whilst the rest is simply just The Hulk
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1:27AM on 04/16/2010

NICE!

Now I really can't wait!
Now I really can't wait!
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12:43AM on 04/16/2010
Hells to the yeah!
Hells to the yeah!
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11:15PM on 04/15/2010

really happy

this is one of the best decisions marvel has made to date. and marvel isn't the fox network so whedon won't get screwed.
this is one of the best decisions marvel has made to date. and marvel isn't the fox network so whedon won't get screwed.
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11:13PM on 04/15/2010
Not bad. If it's to lend some consistency to dialogue and whatnot then I'm all for it. I'm glad they're thinking ahead.
Not bad. If it's to lend some consistency to dialogue and whatnot then I'm all for it. I'm glad they're thinking ahead.
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10:56PM on 04/15/2010

STARTING TO REALLY GET ON BOARD WITH THIS MOVIE

With whedon polishing up the script and setting up the avengers all Johnston has to do is yell action and collect a paycheck. I don't think MARVEL is gonna take any chances with screwin this up and this confirms it. Didn't really go for EVANS casting at first but then again I wasn't thrilled when LEDGER was cast as the joker and look how great that turned out.
With whedon polishing up the script and setting up the avengers all Johnston has to do is yell action and collect a paycheck. I don't think MARVEL is gonna take any chances with screwin this up and this confirms it. Didn't really go for EVANS casting at first but then again I wasn't thrilled when LEDGER was cast as the joker and look how great that turned out.
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10:50PM on 04/15/2010
good news! I love Astonishing X-Men, it's a book i always recommend to friends who aren't that into comics, and they always love it.
good news! I love Astonishing X-Men, it's a book i always recommend to friends who aren't that into comics, and they always love it.
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