Joss Whedon announced on his blog, last night, that today will be the first day of production on the much anticipated “The Avengers”. This is “The Expendables” of comic book movies. Starting in 2008 when Marvel/Paramount released the original “Iron Man” and rebooted “The Incredible Hulk”, then talks began to release “Thor” and “Captain American” into theaters, all culminating to this magic moment, the production of “The Avengers”, which will be direct sequels to these films and follow the same mythology. “The Avengers” will also feature additional Marvel characters Hawkeye, Black Widow and Nick Fury.
Joss Whedon’s announcement from his blog:
“Film Greatness. On the Eve of Our Endeavor, I celebrate an american classic — or possibly all of them.
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.)
Some of you may be saying, Joss! Why this link, here, now, why, huh, howcum? My friend Allyx turned me on to these guys, and I’ll tell you, they’ve gotten me through this intensely pressurized, preply time. I strongly recommend checking out their other vids — I’ve watched them many many times, and I have a very special place for “Teamwork” in my heart. These guys are the guys. And IS there a better movie title than “Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses”? I thought not.
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.
Joss Whedon was announced to the helm of the picture last July before the annual San Diego Comic Con. Whedon will balance the all-star ensemble cast, which will feature Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Colbie Smulders. Wow! That is an impressive line-up.
“The Avengers” will be hit theaters in 3D on May 4th 2012.
by Rudie Obias