The other folks who can't stop laughing right now are Marvel. They are laughing their assess off, because The Avengers just became the #1 biggest box office movie of all time for its opening weekend. It HAMMERED [pun intended] the previous record of $169 million set by Harry Potter's final film by raking in over $200 MILLION. Hulk SMASH!
So yeah, right now Marvel - and especially Joss Whedon - are laughing their assess off.