“Avengers” starts filming today; message from Joss Whedon


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Marvel’s road to “The Avengers” started years ago … probably right around the time Samuel L. Jackson made a cameo as Nick Fury after the end credits of the original “Iron Man.”

But the journey to an actual “Avengers” movie begins today – Monday – as director Joss Whedon finally rolls camera on the anticipated ensemble adventure.

Posting over on Whedonesque, Joss posted the following:

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.

Before Whedon assembles “The Avengers” on May 4, 2012, we will continue the tease with “Thor” and “Captain America.” So go ahead. Make Mine Marvel!

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