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Joss Whedon Taking on 'The Avengers?'

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 14th 2010 2:07PM
AvengersPop Culture and television icon Joss Whedon might be the director on the upcoming Marvel Comics superhero movie, 'The Avengers.' This isn't one of those cartoon movies either.

If he gets the job, it's a lot of pressure on Joss. 'The Avengers' is the intended target movie of all these superhero movies that Marvel is pumping out, including 'Iron Man,' 'Captain America,' 'Thor,' and 'The Incredible Hulk.' Even worse, with Disney in the mix Joss would have to answer to a lot of corporate suits (which is rumored to be the reason that he walked away from the 'Wonder Woman' movie).

Also, Joss' last movie was 'Serenity,' which was a cult hit and a good movie but not a box office smash. For 'The Avengers' movie to work, it must make major cash. While my heart sings at the possibility of Joss getting into the franchise, experience tells me that this is no more than a pipe dream.

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Tore Simonsen

It's time to save Dollhouse.

April 14 2010 at 6:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Mike Davis

No, it isn't.

April 15 2010 at 11:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chas Winterbottom

Honestly I'm not sure anybody could make a good Avengers movie. I can't imagine the characters translating that well to the big screen.

April 14 2010 at 4:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think Joss has shown he's pretty good at making excellent ensemble productions, which would be crucial to a movie like this. His knack with snappy banter and likeable characters also would be a strength for this movie. Now, the suits and high expectations might spell trouble, but he's one of the few directors who at least have a chance to make this work.

April 14 2010 at 4:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Serenity was never going to be a success. It was created for the fans of a (fantastic) short show with not many viewers (though it was fantastic). It only appealed to the already small fanbase. The Avengers is a different story. You can't compare them. Also, the movie is going to be sold on the characters and story, not director. Many comic book adaptions have sucked ass but still succeeded (Like Wolverine last summer).

April 14 2010 at 2:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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