Originally Posted by BoxingRed
Count me as a bit skeptical. X-men worked because you had mostly unknowns in the main roles. With Robert Downey, Sam Jackson and, maybe, Ed Norton already lined up, how in the world are they going to get enough screen time for everyone? Think about how Spidey 3 suffered from too many villains, now imagine what too many heroes might bring.
I'd love for this to be great and I like Joss, but it's going to take a grand effort to make Avengers work in a 2-3 hour format.
Whedon is especially adept at balancing a large cast. In "Buffy," "Angel," "Firefly," and "Dollhouse," he managed to let every character have a voice. If anyone can pull off a superhero team movie in 2-3 hours, Whedon is the man.