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The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: April 13, 2010, 09:30 PM »
Rumors are heating up that Joss Whedon may be directing the Avengers movie.

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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 11:01 AM »
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 11:49 AM »
Rumors are heating up that Joss Whedon may be directing the Avengers movie.

Now THAT would be Awesome!

Thinking about the Avengers movie, which heroes would be in the movie then?

Obviously Iron Man and Captain America, possibly Thor and Hulk.

But what about Hawkeye, Vision, Scarlet Witch.

And what other ones?
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 12:06 PM »
What I read so far about Avengers:

Confirmed team members:  Cap, Iron Man, Thor

Probable enemies:  Loki, Hulk

Nick Fury will be in the movie.  Other than that, the membership of the team is unknown.  You can bet they'll have a female, and The Wasp is probably the most likely.  I wouldn't be surprised to see Hank Pym to round out the original Avengers line-up.   

I highly doubt Scarlet Witch... I can't see her powers translating well to live action.  I expect they'll run with the original team.
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 02:23 PM »
Well since the last Hulk flick already tied itself in to the Iron Man/Avengers universe, I'd definitely expect to see some Hulkage.
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 03:08 PM »
I love Whedon as a writer and he's not a bad director, I just don't think of him as a director first.  He did do a great job on Serenity, though, so we know he can direct a big screen action film.

I'm actually surprised that they didn't look at Favreau or Louis Leterrier to direct Avengers since they both have experience in the Marvel Universe.  Favreau, especially, since he really helped kickstart this whole project with the excellent job he did on the first IM film.

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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 04:09 PM »
I read a while ago that Favreau declined any offer to direct Avengers.  He didn't know how he'd reconcile the technology-centric world of Tony Stark with the magical world of Thor.
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 04:17 PM »
I did not know that.  If they wanted someone to understand the magic, you can't go wrong with Whedon.

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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2010, 05:32 PM »
What I read so far about Avengers:

Confirmed team members:  Cap, Iron Man, Thor

Probable enemies:  Loki, Hulk

Nick Fury will be in the movie.  Other than that, the membership of the team is unknown.  You can bet they'll have a female, and The Wasp is probably the most likely.  I wouldn't be surprised to see Hank Pym to round out the original Avengers line-up.   

I highly doubt Scarlet Witch... I can't see her powers translating well to live action.  I expect they'll run with the original team.

It has been a few months now, but at one point Marvel was talking to Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) about the role of Hawkeye - so it is possible he could be included in Avengers as well.  As far as the director, I believe Favreau was indeed the first choice as mentioned - but he declined because of the reasons already posted, and because it was so soon after Iron Man 2.  I do believe he is an executive producer or something for Avengers though.

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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2010, 09:51 AM »
Rumors are heating up that Joss Whedon may be directing the Avengers movie.

Apparently confirmed!

Geek Out!: Joss Whedon to direct 'Avengers'

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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2010, 12:43 PM »
Possible villian(s) for Whedon's The Avengers movie and sequels. Click for spoilerish article.
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2010, 01:32 PM »
I'm not sure how I feel about that.

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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2010, 01:47 PM »
It is a lot of story to squeeze into one movie.
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2010, 04:55 PM »
Well if it opens the door for more cosmic characters in the universe, i am down for it.
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2010, 05:56 PM »
Possible villian(s) for Whedon's The Avengers movie and sequels. Click for spoilerish article.

I like it for A2, still hoping Loki is the antagonist for the first movie. 
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