SUPER Director Hears Joss Whedon's Film THE AVENGERS Has the "Best Script for a Marvel Movie Ever"
Published: March 14, 2011 - 2:56pm
While promoting his upcoming action-comedy Super at the South by Southwest Film Festival, James Gunn had nothing but praise for Whedon's take on Marvel Studios' upcoming superhero film.
In the summer of 2012, Marvel Studios will release a film that is both a great gamble and crowning achievement. The Avengers, the largest ensemble superhero film produced by a major motion picture studio in cinematic history, will feature characters who have previously been showcased in their own, respective ventures (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Nick Fury, Black Widow and the Hulk) and ones newly introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Hawkeye and a plethora of yet to be revealed names). Joss Whedon, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly cult fame, will direct the film, and is already deeply immersed in pre-production happenings.
After formally announcing The Avengers at last year's San Diego Comic Con with the main cast member's introductions and a teaser trailer, very little news about the film has been disclosed. With principal photography right around the corner, as well as three major comic conventions -- C2E2, WonderCon & Comic Con -- it's only a matter of time before fans get all the info they have been waiting for.
Until then, the director of the upcoming superhero-themed comedy Super,James Gunn, offers great praise for the project that should keep the negative speculation at bay:
“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.”
The director was not as kind in his appraisal of Warner Brothers vision for handling the DC universe in film adaptations.
"Warner Bros. is obviously fucking up. They don’t know how to make a good superhero movie unless Christopher Nolan is involved to save their lives.”
The Avengers is scheduled to hit theaters on May 4th, 2012, and will unite Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) for the first time in cinematic history.