It's OFFICIAL. Whedon announces at Comic-Con that he will be directing The Avengers. From The Hollywood Reporter:

"It's not an official thing, I think because Marvel couldn't afford a press release," Whedon said. "So can we make that an official thing? I'm directing 'The Avengers.' "
Asked what his take will be on the film, Whedon replied, "I am still writing an outline. I'm still in that stage. I will say the thing I love about it, the thing that made me excited to do it, is how counterintuitive it is. These people shouldn't be in the same room — and that is the very definition of family."

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