SDCC: Joss Whedon Confirms He’s Directing The Avengers!

“The thing I love about it is how completely counter-intuitive it is,” confessed Whedon. “These people should not be in the same room, much less the same team. The very definition of family.”

He added that the The Avengers were some of his first comic books as a kid, adding that he first got the comic bug after his father, who was a writer for children’s show “The Electric Company” – who did episodes involving Spider-Man stories – brought home Spider-Man art.

“It was like ‘Sure, give your son Meth!,'” he joked.

Whedon also remarked that the writing process for  The Avengers was unique due to the fact he knows many of the actors that will play the leads already, but challenging due to the mix and tone of existing movies (Iron Man, Hulk, etc…) that will be worked in.

“The first job I had outside of TV was a script doctor,” said Whedon. “You have to blend in. I think it is easy to fall into the aesthetic of something you love. I will be respectful of the established tone… or seven!”