Alright fanboys and girls, prepare to have your genitals melted off. After much speculation and anticipation over the announcement of a possible director for The Avengers movie, it has been confirmed this week that one of the many rumours is actually true: Joss Whedon is in final talks to direct the ultimate Marvel superhero team-up flick. The movie will bring together Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Nick Fury along with a handful of other lesser known heroes in order to create the comic book blockbuster to end all blockbusters. The release date has already been set for the first week in May 2012.
So let the debate begin… is Joss Whedon a good choice? I have to admit, I was a fan of his run on Astonishing X-Men and I do like Firefly although I never got into Buffy or Dollhouse. The only feature film he has directed to date is Serenity, which was decent but potentially limited by its budget. Clearly he would be a good choice to write the script, but I still don’t know if he has what it takes to direct a special effects-driven action movie of this size. No doubt Whedon’s involvement will inspire goodwill with geeks everywhere, but this is a far cry from directing TV episodes. Is he in over his head? I suppose we will find out soon enough. Is Joss Whedon your #1 choice? If not, who would you choose to direct The Avengers?