Joss Whedon has been brought on to direct the new Avengers movie coming in May 2012. The cast will feature many of the lead actors from other Marvel film adaptations, including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and more.
Whedon’s credits include: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Firefly,” “Angel,” “Serenity,” “Dollhouse,” and the upcoming film “Cabin in the Woods.”
Personally, despite not ever being excited for comic adaptations, I can’t wait for this one. I’m a fan of Whedon’s projects so this one should prove to be interesting. It’s also great that they’re keeping the original current actors from the various characters this will include. I’m pretty certain that had they cast someone else as Iron Man for this film, I wouldn’t watch it. At all.