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The Avengers Starts Shooting Today

and let it be known

Don’t worry everybody. Even if The Wolverine doesn’t get another director, if Thor tanks, if Captain America amounts to nothing more than a couple of hours of slightly uncomfortable national obsession with the last time we fought and won a clear and distinct international conflict…

(Not that I’m saying that I’m tired of movies where people kill Nazis. Heck, my fantasy crossover is a Hellboy/Indiana Jones movie.)

The Avengers will still get made. In fact, according to Joss Whedon, they started filming today.

Whedon spoke candidly to the internet yesterday:

Tomorrow we start shooting (I THINK I’m legally permitted to say that). Day one. That’s right.

Of course, Whedon can’t be as chatty with his fanbase this time as he has been on previous projects.

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…

…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.

Good luck sir. There’s a lot that could go wrong in Marvel’s bid to make the biggest, longest commitment to bringing an interconnected comic book universe to the big screen. We’ll be happy if The Avengers is just fun to look at.

(via Bleeding Cool.)

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