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Bunch of comic book and comic book movie-related stuff broke over the weekend, so here’s a quick recap of the most important points.

First up, Collider took part in a conference call with Joss Whedon, who is tapped to direct The Avengers for Marvel. The frequently self-deprecating Whedon said of his own abilities, “I have no directing skills.” Thanks to the rather lame conference call format, there is apparently no follow-up to that. Next time someone gets in a room with Whedon, the topic of directorial ability (and his vision of what directing skills are or should be) has to come up. Because Serenity seems to demonstrate that he’s better than he gives himself credit for.

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Last month, IESB reported a rumor claiming that Spider-Man 4 had been put on hold due to disputes over an incomplete script. According to the report, director Sam Raimi was at odds with the studio over who the big villain of the fourth film should be (Raimi is fighting for Vulture), and that several department heads working on the production, internally referred to as SPIDER-M4N, has been notified that the film had been put on “an indefinite hold.” Sony was quick to issue a statement denying the report, and MTV‘s sources claimed that a break/hiatus for the Holidays was always planned, and the production would resume “early next year”.

Nikki Finke, who is always on top of the Mrvel news stories and obviously has some high up sources within the company, has confirmation that production was indeed shut down on the film, despite Sony’s denial to the contrary.

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