In a case of terrible timing around April Fool’s Day this year, reports teasingly linked
creator Joss Whedon with Marvel’s
But what was assumed to be a mean-spirited joke (we hate April Fool’s!), has actually turned out to be a piece of legitimate news, and an amazing win for fanboys everywhere if it all pans out.
report that Whedon is officially in final negotiations to helm the
film for Marvel. Beyond that, few details are available, with the negotiations in that delicate phase inbetween giving Whedon a pen and then getting him to scribble away a few years of his life.
Whedon’s not had much luck with the big screen – his
movie was savaged, he wasn’t happy with how his
script was directed, and his (awesome)
failed to make enough money to warrant a franchise revival. Meanwhile, his
adap never made it out the door.
will put that all to rights (c'mon, if anybody needs any vengeance here, it's Whedon).
With all three main players – Iron Man, Thor and Captain America – cast in their own respective projects, it’s easy to see why Marvel are keen to lock them all in for
as soon as possible.
And we can’t think of anybody we’d rather helm that adventure.