Joss Whedon: The Avengers will be a funny film

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Superheroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must band together to protect the earth from an unexpected enemy in this 2012 action/sci-fi flick. Based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name. Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston and Scarlett Johansson also star.
March 14th, 2012

Joss Whedon says there will be a ''great deal of humour'' in 'The Avengers'.

The director insists the superhero film - which has a star-studded cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson - isn't supposed to be entirely comical, but there are a number of funny moments.

He said: ''This isn't the kind of movie where we're going to wink at the audience.

''There's a great deal of humour and there are a couple of things where people will go, 'Oh, that guy and that guy!' It's not 'Where's Waldo?'''

The movie will feature a number of Marvel Studios characters including Iron Man (Robert), Captain America (Chris), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth), but Joss confirmed Spider-Man will not be appearing in the film, despite actress Jenny Agutter previously appearing to confirm he would be.

He added to Total Film magazine: ''There is no Spider-Man in this movie! I feel so bad for Jenny [Agutter].

''I think she just slipped on a name and the reporter ran with it.''