Latest news seems to indicate Joss Whedon has won The Avengers. Honestly I’m a little torn. Don’t get me wrong, I love Joss. Buffy’s awesome, FIrefly was awesome, Serenity was awesome, Dr Horrible… well, NPH makes awesome and understatement. I haven’t really seen Dollhouse or Angel so I wont comment. Whedon has perhaps more geek street cred than anyone – offhand I can only think of a few coming close, Tina Fey, Natalie Portman and Betty White. (Don’t fuck with Betty White).
However, Whedon has made only one feature film. Granted it was Serenity, but this the freakin’ Avengers were talking about. He’s not dealing with a cast he got to know and work with during Firefly, he’s dealing with huge stars and their egos. Serenity had a budget of about 40 mil, Avengers will be 100+. It’s a realisitc fear that he may be overwhelmed. Obviously I’m not syaing turn it over to Michael Bay, but… gah, don’t fuck this dude or your nerd cred will vanish and you may too. We know things.