Originally Posted by zoey67
Well exactly... Bourne, goldeneye, and Alien were homerun smashes so they were more than capable for the avengers. BUT serenity is not, in fact it was kinda lame felt like a tv show more than a big action film.
So, first your complaint was that he didn't have enough experience directing mega-budget huge action movies. And now your complaint is that the people who direct mega-budget huge action movies should just automatically know how to do it at birth?
Whether you liked Serenity or not, the fact is that it was a movie with a significant amount of VFX and a storyline with a large ensemble cast. That's pretty much exactly what's called for here. None of the other Directors you cite are known for their ensemble work.
Well being the half full milk person I will say whedon did direct some of the best fighting action I've ever seen on tv or in film with Buffy so hopefully he can take that to the next level because we all know there will a whole lot of kick ass fighting with the avengers. Whedon Im afraid just cannot make it a big production epic like john woo or Bay can which this film and what the avengers is capable of even more so then my beloved Xmen's.
I hate to burst your bubble, but in movies like this, the action scenes are usually coordinated by 2nd Unit Directors who specialize in doing action. In some cases, the official lead Director may not even be around while the action scenes are being shot. He'll sign off on the 2nd Unit's work, but will mostly focus on the dialogue scenes and plotting. As far as the action scenes go, the most important thing that the Director has to do is make sure that he hires the right 2nd Unit team.
With the type of budget that The Avengers will have, I'm sure that Whedon will have no problem surrounding himself with the best people available.