Marvel's upcoming film "The Avengers" is a blockbuster in the making amd now will be directed by our boy, Mr. Joss Whedon, thank you very much! "The Avengers" will potentially star Robert Downey Jr. (as Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Hemsworth (Thor) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury). Edward Norton may also return as the Hulk. Variety says Whedon will also rework thee film's script. Release date is May 4, 2012.
The Avengers, created by Comic Legend Stan Lee in 1963, are Labeled "Earth's Mightiest Heroes". They originally consisted of Ant-Man, Wasp, Thor, Iron Man, and The Hulk. Captain America joined in issue #4. The rotating roster has become a hallmark of the team, although one theme remains consistent: the Avengers fight the foes no single superhero can withstand — hence their battle cry, "Avengers Assemble!" The team has featured humans, mutants, robots, gods, aliens, supernatural beings, and even former villains.
So basically, nothing the dude's not used to. Congrats!
**Update** - Even though multiple people involved have commented on Whedon's involvement in The Avengers, nothing is confirmed as of yet. We'll keep you posted!