Marvel is gearing up for a huge summer with two huge films, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Both of those films are tied-in with The Avengers, Marvel’s next huge comic book adaptation. set to hit theaters May 4, 2012. Filming is about to begin with Joss Whedon directing the all-star superhero flick starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johanssen and Cobie Smulders. While we don’t know much about the plot of the film, seeing as it’s being kept under wraps, Super director James Gunn has heard some very cool things about the script. Check out what he has to say after the jump.
While speaking with Wired, Joss Whdeon had this to say:
Everybody I know who’s read it says it’s by far the best script for a Marvel movie ever. I’m very, very excited about it. Nobody loves superheroes more than Joss. He’s really got his heart in the right place.
Even though Gunn hasn’t read the script himself, it’s still a relief to hear that news. Many fans have been worried that The Avengers might turn out to be cluttered with so many leading characters. Who’s to blame them for thinking that? We’ve seen some films (Spider-Man 3, anyone?) ruined by introducing too many characters and not having a more focused, coherent story. As far as this little piece of news goes, I’ll believe it when I see it. I trust Whedon to do this film justice, seeing as he hasn’t done a single thing fans haven’t liked. (Source)