The Avengers: Whedon Confirmed, and So Is Ruffalo

By Irma Arkus

In the interview with, Joss Whedon is confirmed to be attached to The Avengers as a director, as well as what some of the casting choices are.

Mark Ruffalo is announced as Hulk, and Whedon successfully defends his choice. Ruffalo, he says, “visually from new place, and I wanted someone with the qualities that Mark has that was knocked around and still gets up… (when he looks at me from the screen) he’s not thinking about himself that’s me, that’s my guy.”

While that is a strangely worded statement, what Whedon is trying to say is that connecting to Ruffalo and identifying with his version of Hulk on screen comes easier then it had with Eric Bana.

This version of The Avengers will be produced by Marvel, and it will belong in the Marvel universe. Aside from Ruffalo, the film is going to feature Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlet Johannson as the Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle as Rhodey, Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) as Hawkeye, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man.

Watch the interview with Whedon HERE.