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 Post subject: The best news I had in a loooong while!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:59 am 
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Hi y'all,

Some good news at last: Empire reports that the one and only Joss Whedon will be directing "The Avengers"! Apparently the talks with him are in the final stages.

Personally I could not have thought of a better choice and I hope that things do not fail now at the last minute.

Whedon is a brilliant director and not to forget a geek like us and he has shown that he can do superheroes when he wrote Runaways and X-Men.


Here's me hoping!
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 Post subject: Re: The best news I had in a loooong while!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:14 pm 
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Hmmmmm I'm not sure I'm that thrilled by this news while yes Whedon is great and i like the shows he dose and his work on X-men and runaways (runaways being marginal better than the Xmen stuff i felt) was very good his work also has a tendency to alienate people just look at firefly or Dollhouse some people loved them others hated them.

So while a film with him at the helm could be very good from a geeky point of view it could be very bad from a a general movie goers and hence studios point of view your average joe dosent want in-depth character progression (something Whedon is very good at) they want action and flashy visules for there summer blockbuster pop corn muncher (which i have no doubt that's where The Avengers will be aimed)

But its a long way of yet ill wait and see who's writing it

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I actually hope that the film is not too much of a bland Hollywood blockbuster - and I think there are good grounds to be optimistic.

Marvel seems to be willing to break blockbuster-rules - and they succeeded with it already. Casting Robert Downey Jr. as a lead for Iron Man was a decision that other studios would not have taken and it paid off.
And while the rest of the movie was fairly mainstream-friendly, it wasn't just a mindless blockbuster.

And of course "The Dark Knight" proved that you can break all the blockbuster-rules and still have it become a blockbuster - at the time the second most successful film ever (not allowing for inflation, I know). This is quite a feat for such an intelligent film with a less than happy ending.

So I hope Whedon will do his thing and that Marvel won't interfere too much.

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You could be right also he's only directing so his over geekyness should be tempered somewhat.

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