Pleadin’ for Whedon

To echo every comic and movie blog that’s updated in the last 24 hours: here’s hoping this is not an April Fool’s joke. According to IESB, Joss Whedon is top contender the Avengers directing job. Now I’m not a huge fan of Whedon myself. At worst, his work reads/plays like Gilmore Girls for the Comic Con set, overrun by self-consciously witty, hyper-stylized, and lazily individuated dialogue. (I tried reading the first few issues of his X-Men run and kept wondering why every character talked like Xander from Buffy.) But there’s no denying that Whedon gets it—it being how to make a sci-fi actioner that respects the fanbase but doesn’t take itself too seriously. He seems at home coordinating an ensemble cast, too; whoever ends up directing the film will need to give RDJ and Chris Evans room to mug in between fights with the Hulk or MODOK attacks. (There will probably not be any MODOK in Avengers, but while I’m wishing–.)

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2 Comments on “Pleadin’ for Whedon”

  1. Tom Says:

    It’s funny that all of the X-Men sound alike in Whedon’s universe–dialogue is almost too individuated in most his film/TV work. Not all that surprising that they all sound like Xander, though–Whedon sounds like him, too.

    In any case, I am really excited about this!

  2. Greg Says:

    There’s at least too much BANTER. Like, there’s no reason Wolverine can’t be funny, but he shouldn’t be funny the way the kids in the Buffyverse are fun. I hear it gets better as it goes.

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