Rumor: Joss Whedon on the Short List to Direct The Avengers
It's a bit unfortunate that a big rumor that might have legitimate grounds has to hit on April Fool's Day, but alas, this rumor is real (unlike IESB's fake story that Hugh Laurie was cast as J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man reboot - oh how I wish that was true). Apparently the rumor may have a reliable source too as IESB says the same insider who tipped them off to Spider-Man 4's indefinite delay on production before the aforementioned reboot came to fruition has told them fanboy favorite Joss Whedon is on the short list to direct Marvel's highly anticipated adaptation of The Avengers. Honestly, this sounds too good to be true.
Whedon not only has plenty of experience in film and television (he's currently working on the anticipated horror film Cabin in the Woods), but has also played around with plenty of iconic comic book characters, as he's written for series like the Astonishing X-Men and Runaways (one of the comics I am dying to see transferred to the big screen). Honestly, his directing The Avengers would be pretty close to a dream come true for many fanboys and girls, but as of now this is to be taken with a grain of salt. We're still waiting to see Thor and Captain America hit theaters before The Avengers can assemble, but stay tuned for updates.