October 28, 2016
        Ten Contenders will compete for Best Documentary Short Subject                "The Circle" and "The Lost City of Z": Which potential 2016 contenders got bumped to 2017?                Natalie Portman, Janelle Monáe, Matthew McConaughey, Bryce Dallas Howard, Edgar Ramirez, Stacy Keach at Hollywood Film Awards                Viola Davis will be campaigned in Best Supporting Actress for "Fences"                Mel Gibson to be Honored with the Hollywood Director Award at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Michael Moore drops a surprise new film with "Michael Moore in TrumpLand"                Hollywood Contenders: New Oscar Predictions for October                Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Naomie Harris, Lily Collins get Honors at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                "Manchester by the Sea" leads the Gotham Award nominations                Tom Ford, Marc Platt and Kenneth Lonergan to be Honored at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Tom Cruise is in his action hero comfort zone with "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"                "Moonlight" could be A24's big Oscar horse this year                Ewan McGregor steps behind the camera with "American Pastoral"                Hollywood Contenders: A second crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016                "The Accountant" seeks to help give Ben Affleck another blockbuster        

Comic-Con: Joss Whedon confirmed as “Avengers” director

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The worst-kept secret in Hollywood has been confirmed!

Speaking at a Comic-Con panel, Joss Whedon confirmed to fans that he, indeed, is directing “The Avengers” for Marvel Studios.

“The thing I love about (The Avengers) is how completely counter-intuitive it is,” Whedon said, according to ComingSoon.net. “These people should not be in the same room, much less the same team. The very definition of family.”

Whedon will pick up a baton that’s currently being passed from Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”) to Kenneth Branagh (“Thor”) and Joe Johnston (“Captain America: The First Avenger”). Those films, which hit theaters in the summer of 2011, will lay the groundwork for Whedon’s ensemble adventure, currently scheduled for a May 4, 2012 release.

Whedon’s an interesting choice. He has geek cred, having helmed the beloved “Buffy” and “Firefly” television series. But his experience with feature films is limited to the “Firefly” movie, “Serenity.” Will he buckle under the pressure?

In the meantime, we’re still waiting to hear who will play The Hulk in Whedon’s “Avengers,” now that Edward Norton has been handed his walking papers.

Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News, Hollywood News

About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.