Whedon Almost Ready To Direct <i>Avengers</i>

Recently rumored, Deadline Hollywood is now saying that Joss Whedon directing Marvel's The Avengers movie is pretty much a done-deal, calling current discussions about the possibility "final negotiations." If this happens, then Marvel can celebrate the coup of getting the (admittedly, slightly tarnished thanks to Dollhouse) nerd godhead to direct their centerpiece movie - and then immediately start worrying about whether he'll fit into the tightly-controlled, creation-by-committee environment of Marvel Studios. Fans, meanwhile, can start wondering what role Eliza Dushku will end up playing in the movie (Janet Van Dyne, Janet Van Dyne, please...!).

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