The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

Last September, the writer/director/occasional-novelty-T-shirt-subject Joss Whedon wrapped principal photography on the biggest film of his career. Chances are if you know who Whedon is, you know that movie is called The Avengers, and that it’s a kind of hypersequel to five years’ worth of other, almost-as-ginormous superhero movies also based on Marvel comic books, and that it’s a movie where Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America—played, respectively, by Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evans—along with Mark Ruffalo as the Incredible Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, meet, bicker, and join forces to save the world, in Imax 3D.

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