Joss Whedon Officially Directing The Avengers

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Joss Whedon Officially Directing The Avengers

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The creator of Firefly and Buffy announced at San Diego Comic Con that he has signed on to direct The Avengers movie.

During a panel at Comic Con in San Diego with J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon took the opportunity to announce that he is officially helming the superhero team movie, The Avengers. Whedon, creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly, has been a fan of comics for a long time and seems very excited about the project. There is no official timeframe for when the movie will be released, even though IMDB.com says 2012, and Whedon said that he is still in the planning stage.

"That is not an official thing," Whedon said to the moderator when asked about directing Avengers. "I think because Marvel couldn't afford a press release. So can I just make it an official thing? I'm directing The Avengers!"

The crowd went nuts.

Whedon has been into The Avengers for a long time. "They were one of the first books [I read], back when was George Perez was drawing them. This is a big deal for me," he said.

Whedon said that he got into comic books through his father. "My dad was head writer of The Electric Company," referring to the 80s PBS children's show. "They were going to do 'Spidey Stories' and he came home with a whole bunch of old Spiderman comics when I was about 9. And I was like, sure, hand your son meth."

It's too early in the process for Whedon to comment on his specific take on the movie. There is no script yet, he said that he is still in the outline stage. But he did say that it is interesting knowing who is playing the roles. "The thing that I love about [The Avengers story], the thing that made me excited to do it, is that it is so counterintuitive it is. It makes no sense. These people shouldn't even be in the same room let alone on the same team. And that to me, is the very definition of family."

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So they're going to hand the coolest thing in the world to the dude who made the epic fail Doll House? Good lord it's going to suck.....

Edit: Before I upset anyone, this is just my personal opinion. This could possibly be good, but don't expect me to hold my breath.

Well, I suppose it certainly could be worse. What I've seen from Joss I haven't really enjoyed. Never gave Firefly a chance, though.

Hope it turns out well.

Well I guess I can cross this of my list of things to see..

Eh I'll give him a chance, like I'm giving Chris Evans a chance at being Captain America, and whoever is to replace Edward Norton as the Hulk. Quite simply, this could go either way...a huge flop or an epic movie...only time will tell.

I will however be destroyed if my Captain America is lame/cocky/jokester.

Patrick_and_the_ricks:
So they're going to hand the coolest thing in the world to the dude who made the epic fail Doll House? Good lord it's going to suck.....

BarbaricGoose:
Well, I suppose it certainly could be worse. What I've seen from Joss I haven't really enjoyed. Never gave Firefly a chance, though.

Hope it turns out well.

Wait, did I walk into the Twilight Zone?

Patrick_and_the_ricks:
So they're going to hand the coolest thing in the world to the dude who made the epic fail Doll House? Good lord it's going to suck.....

Edit: Before I upset anyone, this is just my personal opinion. This could possibly be good, but don't expect me to hold my breath.

He also made Firefly.

If he does it as well as that, then this should be amazing.

This is good news. I thought Serenity was an awesome movie, looking forward to see what he does with the Avengers.

HG131:

Patrick_and_the_ricks:
So they're going to hand the coolest thing in the world to the dude who made the epic fail Doll House? Good lord it's going to suck.....

BarbaricGoose:
Well, I suppose it certainly could be worse. What I've seen from Joss I haven't really enjoyed. Never gave Firefly a chance, though.

Hope it turns out well.

Wait, did I walk into the Twilight Zone?

Ahem. ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

No, no Twilight Zone here.

Could be worse, could have given the movie to Micheal Bay.

Not to be a buzzkill. But I hope that J.J Abrahms stay the hell away from this movie. Before he mutates it into another slick and stylish piece of crap like Star Trek. Or take all the credit for it, like he did with Lost.

XinfiniteX:
Well I guess I can cross this of my list of things to see..

It's official, I'm in a world where instead of loved, Joss is hated. Did I die? Is this my personal hell? WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!

Mechalemmiwinks:
Ahem. ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

No, no Twilight Zone here.

That was him? Well now I'm definitely not seeing it.

I'm sorry but I have an extremely hard time seeing the avengers actually working out considering the Hulk is a walking deus ex machina in the avengers.
That and Whedon was given so much slack by fans on Dollhouse, I'm sorry but that was probably the most disappointing scifi show to have been on the air in a while; and to pour salt on the wound it killed off another great show (The Sarah Connor Chronicles) that was coming into its own...very much a death on the scale of firefly.

tellmeimaninja:

Patrick_and_the_ricks:
So they're going to hand the coolest thing in the world to the dude who made the epic fail Doll House? Good lord it's going to suck.....

Edit: Before I upset anyone, this is just my personal opinion. This could possibly be good, but don't expect me to hold my breath.

He also made Firefly.

If he does it as well as that, then this should be amazing.

And, you know, Buffy, as well as Angel!

Irridium:
Could be worse, could have given the movie to Micheal Bay.

Please, what's going on?

gregitaly:
Not to be a buzzkill. But I hope that J.J Abrahms stay the hell away from this movie. Before he mutates it into another slick and stylish piece of crap like Star Trek. Or take all the credit for it, like he did with Lost.

Wait, now people are hating on the 09 Star Trek movie as well. Ok, someone tell me, did the Wii at least fail epically in this universe?

Yeah, I'm kind of confused right now. Normally the members of the Escapist praise him, and all the comments so far have been negative.

Me? I just want to see an action movie. Firefly was awesome, so I hope this is.

CJ1145:
Oh right, I forgot that this was the Escapist. All you people hate things here for the sake of hatred.

No, no. ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

I was all prepared to be the only person in this thread to not like him at all. Turns out I'm amongst brothers.

I dislike every single thing he has ever done. Every. Single. Thing.

Hiphophippo:
I was all prepared to be the only person in this thread to not like him at all. Turns out I'm amongst brothers.

I dislike every single thing he has ever done. Every. Single. Thing.

I'm glad. But, seriously: Alien: Resurrection.

Mechalemmiwinks:

HG131:

Patrick_and_the_ricks:
So they're going to hand the coolest thing in the world to the dude who made the epic fail Doll House? Good lord it's going to suck.....

BarbaricGoose:
Well, I suppose it certainly could be worse. What I've seen from Joss I haven't really enjoyed. Never gave Firefly a chance, though.

Hope it turns out well.

Wait, did I walk into the Twilight Zone?

Ahem. ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

No, no Twilight Zone here.

Huh? Joss had nothing to do with that (well, in my universe anyways).

Patrick_and_the_ricks:

Mechalemmiwinks:
Ahem. ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

No, no Twilight Zone here.

That was him? Well now I'm definitely not seeing it.

No, it wasn't. Want to know something? You know TvTropes? It was founded by a bunch of Buffy fanboys. Joss made Buffy. Joss is the reason TvTropes exists.

Rednog:
I'm sorry but I have an extremely hard time seeing the avengers actually working out considering the Hulk is a walking deus ex machina in the avengers.
That and Whedon was given so much slack by fans on Dollhouse, I'm sorry but that was probably the most disappointing scifi show to have been on the air in a while; and to pour salt on the wound it killed off another great show (The Sarah Connor Chronicles) that was coming into its own...very much a death on the scale of firefly.

Personally, I liked Dollhouse.

CJ1145:
Oh right, I forgot that this was the Escapist. All you people hate things here for the sake of hatred.

That explains it. The Escapist is this universe's /b/.

I think they should just give it to the guy who directed Iron Man 1 and 2!

HG131:

XinfiniteX:
Well I guess I can cross this of my list of things to see..

It's official, I'm in a world where instead of loved, Joss is hated. Did I die? Is this my personal hell? WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!

Haha, I'm sure there will be plenty of people who are going to love this announcement. It just that I personally haven't like anything thing he touched since Buffy. Some of the movies he been involved with were not bad, but after seeing bits of Firefly and Dollhouse I've been turned off his work. I guess we will see what the verdict is on The Avengers and maybe he can redeem himself.

JRCB:
Yeah, I'm kind of confused right now. Normally the members of the Escapist praise him, and all the comments so far have been negative.

Me? I just want to see an action movie. Firefly was awesome, so I hope this is.

So, another person who is 100% confused and sure he's in some weird AU?

Hiphophippo:
I was all prepared to be the only person in this thread to not like him at all. Turns out I'm amongst brothers.

I dislike every single thing he has ever done. Every. Single. Thing.

Really? No shock, I'm in Bizarroworld.

Mechalemmiwinks:

Hiphophippo:
I was all prepared to be the only person in this thread to not like him at all. Turns out I'm amongst brothers.

I dislike every single thing he has ever done. Every. Single. Thing.

I'm glad. But, seriously: Alien: Resurrection.

Why do you keep saying that?!

I loved Firefly and liked Dollhouse. Dr. Horrible Sing Along Blog was great fun.

I'm hopeful they manage to pull this massive project off.

tellmeimaninja:
Wait, now people are hating on the 09 Star Trek movie as well. Ok, someone tell me, did the Wii at least fail epically in this universe?

okay, the 09 Trek movie was an enjoyable action movie- it was slick and stylish, but not very smart, which is the essence of Trek. That's partial to blame on the scriptwriters, but J.J Abrahms unfortunately loves to take credit for everything, even when it's crap. So that's why I don't like him.
On a positive note, go Joss! Nice to see someone whose brought so many "out-there" things to the screen, finally get some mainstream success.

HG131:
Ok, someone tell me, did the Wii at least fail epically in this universe?

Um... Yes? I mean it sold well, but Nintendo sold out it's hard core fans and it took 3 years for them to fix the hardware issues. (Of course this years E3 they did fix many, if not all of those mistakes. So they failed when it first came out, but they have so far have won most of us back.)

I mean who doesn't want a 3DS?

XinfiniteX:

HG131:

XinfiniteX:
Well I guess I can cross this of my list of things to see..

It's official, I'm in a world where instead of loved, Joss is hated. Did I die? Is this my personal hell? WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!

Haha, I'm sure there will be plenty of people who are going to love this announcement. It just that I personally haven't like anything thing he touched since Buffy. Some of the movies he been involved with were not bad, but after seeing bits of Firefly and Dollhouse I've been turned off his work. I guess we will see what the verdict is on The Avengers and maybe he can redeem himself.

Try watching ALL of Firefly. Seeing bits and pieces will cause it to not make sense. Have you seen Angel?

HG131:

Why do you keep saying that?!

Because he wrote it. Also, it was awful.

HG131:

Mechalemmiwinks:

HG131:

Patrick_and_the_ricks:
So they're going to hand the coolest thing in the world to the dude who made the epic fail Doll House? Good lord it's going to suck.....

BarbaricGoose:
Well, I suppose it certainly could be worse. What I've seen from Joss I haven't really enjoyed. Never gave Firefly a chance, though.

Hope it turns out well.

Wait, did I walk into the Twilight Zone?

Ahem. ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

No, no Twilight Zone here.

Huh? Joss had nothing to do with that (well, in my universe anyways).

Patrick_and_the_ricks:

Mechalemmiwinks:
Ahem. ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

No, no Twilight Zone here.

That was him? Well now I'm definitely not seeing it.

No, it wasn't. Want to know something? You know TvTropes? It was founded by a bunch of Buffy fanboys. Joss made Buffy. Joss is the reason TvTropes exists.

He wrote Alien: Resurrection (IMDB). He then blamed all the actors and the director for how bad it was. And it was written bad. BAAAAD. So, yeah, when this guy fails, he blames everyone around him and distances himself from the project.

Patrick_and_the_ricks:

HG131:
Ok, someone tell me, did the Wii at least fail epically in this universe?

Um... Yes? I mean it sold well, but Nintendo sold out it's hard core fans and it took 3 years for them to fix the hardware issues. (Of course this years E3 they did fix many, if not all of those mistakes. So they failed when it first came out, but they have so far have won most of us back.)

I mean who doesn't want a 3DS?

What I mean is that did it become the best-selling console here and have alot of shovelware? Also, what happened with the Dreamcast here, as this is clearly a world where things went differently.

Hiphophippo:

HG131:

Why do you keep saying that?!

Because he wrote it. Also, it was awful.

Well, 2 other guys wrote the characters.

Mechalemmiwinks:

HG131:

Mechalemmiwinks:

HG131:

Patrick_and_the_ricks:
So they're going to hand the coolest thing in the world to the dude who made the epic fail Doll House? Good lord it's going to suck.....

BarbaricGoose:
Well, I suppose it certainly could be worse. What I've seen from Joss I haven't really enjoyed. Never gave Firefly a chance, though.

Hope it turns out well.

Wait, did I walk into the Twilight Zone?

Ahem. ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

No, no Twilight Zone here.

Huh? Joss had nothing to do with that (well, in my universe anyways).

Patrick_and_the_ricks:

Mechalemmiwinks:
Ahem. ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

No, no Twilight Zone here.

That was him? Well now I'm definitely not seeing it.

No, it wasn't. Want to know something? You know TvTropes? It was founded by a bunch of Buffy fanboys. Joss made Buffy. Joss is the reason TvTropes exists.

He wrote Alien: Resurrection (IMDB). He then blamed all the actors and the director for how bad it was. And it was written bad. BAAAAD. So, yeah, when this guy fails, he blames everyone around him and distances himself from the project.

See above.

CK76:
I loved Firefly and liked Dollhouse. Dr. Horrible Sing Along Blog was great fun.

I'm hopeful they manage to pull this massive project off.

Whew, another Whedon fan.

I'm going to make everyone here feel much better:

It's not being directed by M. Night or Uwe Boll.

NameIsRobertPaulson:
I'm going to make everyone here feel much better:

It's not being directed by M. Night or Uwe Boll.

Well, at least they're still disliked here. Quick question, is House popular in this universe (seriously, there's no other explanation for the madness in this thread)?

What is wrong with you guys?

This is the most epic thing I heard all goddamn day (and I really don't like using that word for anything).

The worst thing that can happen is they cancel it.

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