At the Visionaries panel on Thursday afternoon at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Joss Whedon finally made it official. He is directing Marvel's big-screen team movie, Avengers.
Whedon, asked about his involvement with the film, said, "the Avengers directing job is not an official thing from Marvel but ...I'm making it official RIGHT NOW!"
He then went on to say that his script is still in early stages, he's "still writing an outline. I think it's completely counterintuitive to have all those people in the same room but that's the definition of family."