Will Joss Whedon ruin your superhero-gasm? Some fans seem worried that the Buffy/Firefly creator will spoil The Avengers, which might be the most important superhero film ever. But they're wrong — Whedon will save The Avengers from wretched excess.
We've been somewhat surprised by some of the fan outcry against reports that Joss Whedon will not only direct The Avengers, but rewrite the screenplays for that film as well as the earlier Captain America. People have been expressing fears that Whedon will make both films "campy," that every character will speak in trademark Whedonesque "snarky" dialogue, and that the humor will overwhelm the serious situations. (As if the Red Skull could ever be campy.)