This is common knowledge at this point, but during one of the panels at SDCC, Joss Whedon was directly asked what his involvement was in the forthcoming Avengers film. His response was, “the Avengers directing job is not an official thing from Marvel but …I’m making it official RIGHT NOW!” So, there ya go. Joss Whedon is directing the Avengers. 20 minutes into the film, it will end prematurely and cause nerdrage throughout the internet causing countless online petitions to be started.

[via Newsarama]

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