Jon Favreau Talks 'The Avengers' and Joss Whedon

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Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2, recently spoke to MTV News on his involvement in The Avengers, as executive producer. It sounds like he really isn't involved much, beyond being "supportive".
Here's a bit from the interview -
"My involvement is just to be as supportive as I can be. Most of the cast is people that came onboard to work with me on the 'Iron Man' film, so I feel a sense of responsibility to them. I really hope it works out," Favreau told MTV News while promoting "Cowboys and Aliens." "I'm not in the trenches with them and I'm not making creative decisions on their behalf, but I'm completely available and of service." 
Favreau also had a lot of nice things to say about the man bringing The Avengers to the screen, Joss Whedon.
"They have Joss Whedon, who's a very talented guy and is really good with ensembles and really understands the superhero genre better than I do," Favreau explained. "I understand 'Iron Man' very, very well, especially the 'Iron Man' movie and the cast and the characters all built to one thing. But there are other characters that I don't know. Each filmmaker had a different approach to how they went about it — 'Captain America' is coming out, 'Thor.' The combining of all those things is going to be its own thing in and of itself that Joss has embraced and wrote the script. I expect big things." - Jon Favreau
I have to admit, I've been skeptical as to whether Whedon was the right choice for directing The Avengers, but hopefully I'll be singing a different tune after I see the trailer this weekend. Sure sounds like Favreau thinks he's doing a great job.

Check out the MTV article at the link below
'Avengers' Producer Jon Favreau Reveals His Marvel Role - MTV Movie News| MTV