This week it has been confirmed that Joss Whedon, has signed on to direct The Avengers. The story was first mentioned on April 1st, but due to the date of the News release, this was originally thought to be an April fool’s joke.
Whedon is most famous for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer (both the T.V series and the movie), as well as it’s spin-off series Angel. He Also directed Firefly and it’s spin-off movie serenity.
As for the Avenger’s they are Marvel’s signature superhero team that are not Mutants (X-Men) or a cosmic radiated family (Fantastic Four). Marvel does have around 30 other teams but it is The Avengers that the big guns like Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America are most associated with.
Not much news to report. We are expecting Captain America to be released on July 22nd, 2011 and then The Avengers will follow on May 4th, 2012.