The Avengers Line-Up Fully Confirmed, Whedon is Directing!
by Alex Billington
July 24, 2010
Marvel Studios just rocked Comic-Con like never before. In the history of this fine convention, nothing has ever been this incredibly epic and this exciting. At the finale of their otherwise awesome panel highlighting Captain America and Thor, Kevin Feige brought the ENTIRE crew of The Avengers down to San Diego to make an appearance. Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Clark Gregg as Coulson, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner. And at the helm is Joss Whedon.
This is the truly the moment we've all been waiting to see for a long, long time. There have been rumors and speculation and buzz about an Avengers movie for years, but it is finally happening, it is coming soon, and here's our line-up. No, Ant-Man is not in the movie despite the rumors earlier this week of Nathan Fillion's involvement. And yes, Edward Norton has been replaced by Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, as he appeared on stage today with the rest of the Avengers cast mentioned above. "I'm very nervous, I need your love and support," Whedon says. But it definitely sounds like he's ready to take this on. And it all arrives on May 4th, 2012!
We'll probably have plenty more coverage and updates and extra buzz about this incredible unveiling today at Comic-Con, so you'll definitely want to stick around over this weekend for more. But until then, we want to hear your thoughts. Are you ready for The Avengers movie led by Joss Whedon, starring that cast and that line-up of superheroes uniting against a common enemy? Is this a dream team? What do you think?