Deadline New York’s Mike Fleming has confirmed IESB‘s April 1st scoop (not the best of days to report on big news huh?) that Joss Whedon was on the short list to direct Marvel’s The Avengers, and that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Firefly creator is now in final negotiations to direct the film.
Whedon is currently finishing up Cabin in the Woods (which stars Thor star Chris Hemsworth) and the director has a strong working relationship with Marvel.
I’m told Marvel Studios is in final negotiations for Buffy the Vampire Slayer series architect Joss Whedon to direct Marvel Studios’ The Avengers.
The Avengers is scheduled to hit theaters on May 4, 2012.