Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease

Variety reports that Joss Whedon is “wrapping up the deal” to direct the screen adaptation of Marvel Comic’s Avengers.

Joss directing Robert Downey Jr. and Edward Norton. It would be a hell of a thing.

Who wants to bet he somehow gives Kitty Pryde a cameo? My goodness, that would mean he would work with Ellen Page, too!

That being said…the Avengers mythos doesn’t especially lend itself to Whedonesque themes. It’s a mostly male superhero team. And unlike the X-Men (who exist in the same fictional universe as the Avengers, and for whom Joss has written comics for), its members aren’t mistrusted social outcasts for having powers; they’re actually quite beloved by the mainstream fictional populace. (Their top-billed member wears an American flag as a costume, for god’s sake.)

Correction: He wears an American flag except when he's protesting unrealistic body image-standards as promoted by comic-book art. And yes, the image on the left really was published by Marvel.

If this is true: What will Whedon do with The Avengers?

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One Response

  1. he could fly with those pecs

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