Joss Whedon just got the ultimate gig in not only directing The Avengers, but helping re-write the script for it and The First Avenger: Captain America. Joss Whedon is now to Marvel Studios and Disney what Christopher Nolan is to DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. He is the godfather behind bring Marvel’s biggest heroes together in the most ambitious comic book movie to date.
Whedon has only been on the job a few days and he’s already met with director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead). How do we know this? Wright tweeted it a few hours ago to tease the fans. As we know, Edgar Wright has long been attached to helm the Ant-Man movie for Marvel, a project that no doubt will be one of the first in development after The Avengers.
Putting two and two together, the obvious assumption is that they met to discuss Ant-Man and what they want to do with the character in The Avengers movie so it works for both of them and their respective films.
Here’s what Mr. Wright said which started some Twitter fury:
“I just met Joss Whedon for the first time. Speculation commence!”
Speculation from fans (and my predictions) for the roster of The Avengers have Ant-Man being introduced in the team-up film and later getting his solo movie. It’s an opportunity Marvel won’t pass on, now that there is a clear and defined shared universe between their characters and films going forward.
With the recent rumors surrounding the possibility of Olivia Munn playing the Wasp in Iron Man 2 (I’m not sure I buy that myself), it’s reasonable to assume that both the Wasp and Ant-Man will be a part of The Avengers.
Stay tuned for a lot more about Marvel Studios upcoming movies from Screen Rant.
For now, tell us who you want to see in The Avengers movie and what you think about Wright and Whedon working with Marvel Studios.
The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012 and Ant-Man could come out that year as well…
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