The Avengers are assembling at Comic Con. At today’s Marvel Studios Panel, all rumours have been put to rest. The highly anticipated Avengers movie will be directed by fanboy favourite Joss Whedon. Whedon created the Buffy the Vampire Slayer phenomenon and is no stranger to the comic world. Buffy season 8 is still selling strong and in my opinion, his run on Astonishing X-men is the best X-men run of the decade. At to day’s panel he said
“I have had this dream all my life and it was not this good. I want to thank Kevin so much for assembling my dream team. This cast is more than I could have never dreamed of working with. I am going to blow it. I am not up to it. I need your love and your support.”
We have faith in you Joss. And speaking of cast…
Mark Ruffalo will indeed play Bruce Banner. Fans booed at the announcement Edward Norton would not return in the role, but Ruffalo is up for the challenge. After Eric Bana, and Edward Norton, will the third time be the charm?
Finally, Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner will be playing Hawkeye in the Avengers. How can his career get any
bigger after the Hurt Locker? A starring role in what Robert Downey Jr calls “the most ambitious film ever,” can’t hurt.
As it stands, The Avengers Line-up consists of Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlet Johanson), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).
I’ll be there opening night.