Whedon To Direct Avengers?

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Rumors are surfacing that Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse) may take the reigns of the Marvel’s upcoming Avengers movie.  Numerous websites are reporting that he’s the leading candidate for the job.

According to Deadline:

Marvel Studios is in final negotiations for Buffy the Vampire Slayer series architect Joss Whedon to direct Marvel Studios’ The Avengers. That’s the fast-tracked film that would amount to an all-star team of Marvel superheros, including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), as well as SHIELD leader Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

Whedon’s reps have had no comments on the subject.