At this year’s SDCC Joss Whedon, whilst on stage with J.J.Abrams, officially confirmed that he will be helming the Avengers movie adaptation, set for release in 2012. The movie is still in the outline phase and in the process of reworking the story.
“The thing I love about it is how completely counter-intuitive it is. These people should not be in the same room, much less the same team. The very definition of family.”
In other news, Nathan Fillion will NOT be playing Ant Man in the adaptation, Whedon jokingly announced Fillion would be playing the role, but that Ant Man wouldn’t be in the film. All very confusing.
More solidly, Whedon has confirmed that Jeremy Renner will be taking on the role of Hawkeye.