Originally Posted by TomPiltoff
'A plan' meaning 'yeah we want there to be an Avengers movie someday' - not like a single script being polished to perfection over the course of 4 years, the way you suggest.
Whedon was hired in summer 2010 and rewrote the entire script for a movie that came out summer 2012. That's not much time at all.
Saying The Avengers has been being worked on since pre-2008 is like saying Episode I was 22 years in the making.
So you're saying he had two years to work on the script? That's plenty of time for any director, especially for someone as talented as Whedon. Hardly rushed.