Yes, from here on in I'll get my superhero entertainment from these two guys and these two guys only...
Not only did Jon Favreau prove that he can make thoroughly "Kick Ass" superhero movies with "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2"...but he could also get a spectacular performance from his lead...Robert Downey Jr. Favreau is great with actors as a director!!
Joss Whedon handled an ensemble superhero movie better than Bryan Singer ever could. His "Avengers" movie not only successfully united (for the first time) all of the primary Marvel Comics characters in a live action "Kick Ass" movie, but he also has that gift as a director that Jon Favreau also has...Getting performances from his actors that are dramatic, funny, compelling, and exciting.
Bryan Singer's actors in the two "X-Men" movies he directed (in the early 2000s) weren't so animated and versatile in their performances. Singer's strong suit isn't directing actors (just look at the wooden performance and dialogue deficient performance of Brandon Routh in "Superman Returns.")
Read the books Universal Studios has tried and failed to censor on Amazon.com...
And read these books at another location where Universal Studios executives and its stealth marketers won't be able to post negative, misleading (stealth marketed) reviews of the books via them purchasing candy and Rogaine Foam on Amazon.com (allowing them access to the Amazon book review section) and not actually buying and reading the books. I'll leave the other 150 global locations under wraps for now.