Release Date: May 4, 2012
Studio: Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios
Director: Not Available
Screenwriter: Zak Penn
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle
Genre: Action, Adventure
Deadline New York reports that Marvel Studios is moving ahead with Joss Whedon as director of The Avengers. The site says he is now in final negotiations to helm the action adventure scheduled for a May 4, 2012 release.
The film would feature many of the lead actors involved in Marvel Studios adaptations right now, including Robert Downey Jr. ("Iron Man" films), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and more.
Paramount Pictures will distribute the film.
Whedon's credits include "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Firefly," "Angel," Serenity, "Dollhouse" and upcoming The Cabin in the Woods.