This isn’t the most surprising news as we have been hearing about Joss Whedon’s involvement in The Avengers since April, however the man behind Buffy and Serenity confirmed at Comic-Con today that he will indeed be directing Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk and Captain America in The Avengers.
For whatever reason Marvel has yet to announce it themselves, but I guess they don’t have to now.
According to Cinema Blend “Whedon admitted that he’s still in the outlining stages of the script, but explained what he loved about the Avengers story: “It’s totally counterintuitive. These people should not be in the same room together, let alone on a team, and that to me is the definition of family.”
Whedon and the team have just over 6 months before The Avengers starts filming in early 2011 with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson and possibly Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.