IESB reported on April 1st that Joss Whedon had joined Louis Leterrier on the short list of directors that Marvel Studios’ is looking at for The Avengers. And you know what? The Los Angeles Times got the news confirmed.
"After some checking, insiders at Marvel Studios say no director has been signed yet but that Whedon was on the short-list and conversations took place," they say. Of course there are probably other directors on that list as well, so we’ll have to wait and see which way they go.
The Los Angeles Times also learned that Emily Blunt was made an offer but passed on playing Peggy Carter alongside Chris Evans in The First Avenger: Captain America. The other actresses on that short list? Keira Knightley and Alice Eve.
Source: IESB, Los Angeles Times