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The thing I'd like to see Joss tackle, now that he's rich, finally a player, and can call his shots to a much greater degree than before, is forget this live action series and do an animated version of 'The Avengers'. Don't laugh; it could be groundbreaking.
When I was a kid I loved 'Johnny Quest' not just because of the gadgets, but because the show was aiming much higher than the other typical Saturday morning cartoons. Granted, it was still primarily a show for adolescent boys, but the realistic-looking characters and action set in a fictionalized "real world", along with more grown-up plot-lines, made it oh so very cool.
With the advances in animation technology and a relatively large budget to work with, an animated 'Avengers' would free up Joss from producer chores and allow him to do what he does best: write clever, engaging scripts the kind of which have not really been seen in the animated world. He's already got plenty of cred in the comic book/graphic novel world and could then channel most of his energy into his growing film career. With animation, budget limitations that cause other super-hero series to look cheap & chintzy wouldn't be a factor. There's literally nothing they couldn't do with that freedom.
With FX's hi-larious and often bawdy 'Archer', the ground has already been prepared for a new kind of animated series - one aimed at "kids" decades older. (The younger ones will watch too, so it needs to be as PG-13 as the series would have been.) Joss could make it happen. He's likely the only one who could.