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Whedon confirms he'll direct 'Avengers'

July 23, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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SAN DIEGO, July 23 (UPI) -- Joss Whedon confirmed at Comic-Con in San Diego he will direct the upcoming superhero ensemble movie "The Avengers."

The news was reported by EW.com.

Whedon is best known as the creator of the cult-favorite TV shows "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Firefly" and "Dollhouse." His only film directing credit is for the big-screen "Firefly" follow-up "Serenity."

Set for a May 4, 2012, release, "The Avengers" movie is expected to feature the comic-book icons Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Incredible Hulk.

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