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Director and object of geek affection Joss Whedon recently posted the announcement that production on 'The Avengers' has officially begun. In typical Whedon fashion, he announced the good news on his website Whedonesque:
Hi Pumpkins, joss here.
[Monday] 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.
And, to celebrate this momentous comic book movie occasion, Marvel released the very first teaser picture of screen-printed chairs and the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo:
Production began in New Mexico, but will eventually move on to Cleveland, and then New York City to film. The full cast was once again announced, along with some story details and *spoilers* (so be warned). Along with the typical cast we've already assumed would be in the film (Nick Fury, the SHIELD agents, Cap, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, etc), it was also revealed that actor Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and Stellan Skarsgård (Professor Selvig from 'Thor') will appear in the film. Along with rumors of them both being involved in the after-credits sequence for Thor (toldya spoilers), it's now very likely that Loki (in disguise as Selvig) will be a main antagonist in the film. The basic synopsis for 'The Avengers' reads:
It's probably a good bet that we will be seeing Loki as the puppet master behind a larger threat (possibly otherworldly in nature?) that will force Fury to put together the full team to combat it.
Evans loves everything he's seen of 'Captain America: The First Avenger':
He also confirms that there will be initial friction between Cap and Iron Man when they meet:
As well as confirming that there will be a brand new costume for 'The Avengers' and beyond:
Chris and his 'Avengers' co-star Samuel L. Jackson have been busy recently, as they finish up the latest round of re-shoots for the film, including the closing "bookend" for the film which finds a frozen Steve Rogers being revived in modern day New York City:
Source: LA Times
With 'Thor' currently receiving strong reviews in international markets (frakkata Aussies getting it first grumble grumble), lead actor Chris Hemsworth sat down to talk about wielding the mystical hammer Mjolnir and how apparently Tom Cruise doesn't read Thor comics much:
Until next time!