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AVENGERS Begins Production

Joss Whedon begins shooting The Avengers today.

By Jarrod Sarafin     April 24, 2011
Source: Joss Whedon


The cast of the AVENGERS Assembled: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Clark Gregg (S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Coulson), Scarlet Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Samuel L. Jackson (S.H.I.E.L.D. directory Nick Fury), Jerem
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And so it begins. With nearly a year separating us before Marvel Studios and Walt Disney unleash The Avengers into theaters across the globe, director Joss Whedon has revealed via his official blog that production will begin filming today. Here's what he had to say on the launch of the highly-anticipated team-up of Marvel's superheroes.

Hi Pumpkins, joss here.

Tomorrow we start shooting (I THINK I'm legally permitted to say that). Day one. That's right. We'll be shooting the pivotal death/betrayal/product placement/setting up the sequel/coming out scene, at the following address:

[Marvel Lawyers rush in, take Joss's keyboard, blowtorch a picture of his family like in "Stormy Monday", drink his milkshake, leave the seat up, fluff his pillows, violently unfluff his pillows, leave]

Went too far. My bad. Anyhoo, it should be a fun day, followed by the eighty thousand other fun days it will take to finish this. I'll be checking in from time to time, if there's news or I crave attention (i.e. am awake) . None of it will be Avengers news -- I have some very denty pillows to remind of that -- but I may have tidbits. (They're not about Firefly. I should say that up front, if only to protect Sis Mo from the HATORZ.)...

...So wish me luck. DO IT! LUCK! NOW! I'm off to finish some Buffy pages, and then figure out what the movie is about already. I'm pretty sure it's about the Justice League [Marvel Lawyers re-enter, unspeakability occurs] or possibly something else. I'll get it. I've been looking forward to this. For about 46 years.

Catchphrase!

-j.

The action adventure will star Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Clark Gregg (S.H.I.E.L.D agent Phil Coulson), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) and Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill). Director Joss Whedon is at the helm, based on a screenplay he wrote with Zak Penn.

The Avengers strikes down theaters May 4, 2012.

 

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raa2001 4/25/2011 12:15:44 AM

This is to be a mega comic book movie so please deliver us the best movie possible.  please dont mess this up! do not let us fans down!  Can't wait to see some footage.

Darkknight2280 4/25/2011 4:14:45 AM

IT HAS BEGUN!!!!!!!!!!! Do us fan boyz proud JOSS! I know you will do your very best sir!

Mossy1221 4/25/2011 4:21:33 AM

 There is some talented off screen individuals on this project.  Mixed with some equally talented on screen individuals...... I am expecting something great.   *Taking a deep breath, crossing fingers, and battle the grueling test of time until this hits theatre.*

Calibur454 4/25/2011 4:55:42 AM

COOL now we can look forward to seeing a great trailer within the next 6 months or so :))

McQuestion 4/25/2011 5:17:58 AM

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kinetoscope 4/25/2011 5:25:13 AM

Drum role please......

 

wessmith1966 4/25/2011 5:33:13 AM

Thor and Captain America MUST be successful in order for Avengers to be big. I really believe Joss is the perfect director for this movie. I really hope he makes Hawkeye a smartass because Joss is great with that kind of dialogue. It's really had to believe this movie is finally getting made. If Thor, Cap and Avengers are successful you just know that WB/DC will finally get off its collective ass and get a JL movie rolling.

Darkknight2280 4/25/2011 5:36:10 AM

Im gonna blow a load in my pants when i see the trailer! Its gonna be the biggest NERDGASM EVER!!!

therockdltj 4/25/2011 5:56:44 AM

Its shocking to me that Spiderman will take months longer then Avengers and yet Avengers is a WAY bigger movie.

Wiseguy 4/25/2011 6:14:49 AM

GOOD LUCK JOSS

After this I don't think I can ever ask God for anything again. Oh wait God still owes me a JLA film, a Thunderbolts film, an Inhumans film, a Teen Titans film, you know what never mind I have a lot more to ask from God

 

One question still remains in my mind. Are they shooting this in 3D or are they post converting ala Cap and Thor. I really really hope they shoot it in 3D, post conversion even if well done as Thor reportedly is doesn't give you the same results

 

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