Avengers Gets Director & A Tease

“Buffy” creator and “Serenity” director Joss Whedon is reportedly in final negotiations to direct the superhero team-up movie “The Avengers” for Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures says Deadline New York.

Whedon’s name was first mentioned over at IESB.net a few weeks ago. Production would begin sometime next year for release May 4th 2012.

Meanwhile two characters from that movie may be making earlier appearances than that. According to a trusted source for Bad Taste, a scene about Captain America and Thor will appear after the end credits of “Iron Man 2” – much like the way Nick Fury made a camera in a post-credits scene at the end of 2008’s “Iron Man”.

Could we see two hunky guys named Chris – Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth – in full costume? Unlikely. The crucial wording here is that it’s a “scene about” the two characters meaning one or both may not even pop up on screen but rather merely referenced.