AMS wrote:uggh Nolan is a not a good action director either. I am not sure why TDK made so much money but it was not because of the action. You are right Whedon is a better action director than him.
All I am saying though is that you can have action movies with compelling action that rock like Iron Man, Star Trek, Spider-man 2 which we should get in an Avengers movie. I am not convinced Whedon can do that, nevermind what he might bring to the table storywise which I do not have much confidence in anymore either.
I can see your trepidation, but I'm willing to give Whedon a shot.
Favreau was a shot that no one would know would work. He had never done an action movie to that point.
Abrams is really not that different from Whedon. They both came from tv action shows with strong female leads. The difference is Abrams has gotten bigger movies like MI:3 to this point. While I liked Trek, I didn't think it was great.
And Raimi for Spidey 2 was good, but the action in the Spidey movies was not their strong suit for me.
Whedon has had a ton of experience with action with Serenity, Buffy and Angel. He has experience with ensemble casts. He loves comics. And he has shown the ability to be true to a franchise.
So again, I can understand why people might be skeptical. All I can say it there are a lot of upsides with Whedon.