First Draft Of ‘Avengers’ Script Completed

With rampant speculation about the casting of “Captain America”, the continuing reports from the set of “Thor” and the pending release of “Iron Man 2” dominating the comic book movie news cycle, updates about “The Avengers” movie have appeared infrequently during the past few months. However, Marvel’s editor-in-chief reports that he received a draft of the “Avengers” script yesterday.

“Definition of ’goose bumps.’ Pressing enter and watching a screenplay entitled ’AVENGERS’ come out of my printer,” wrote Marvel EiC Joe Quesada on Twitter. Quesada later added, “It’s official, I have the greatest job in the world.”

Longtime “Avengers” scribe Brian Michael Bendis also disclosed that he received a copy of the “Avengers” script as well.

“[I] spent the entire day reading the ’Avengers’ screenplay instead of writing the ’Avengers’ comic.” wrote Bendis.

Quesada and Bendis have previously used their Twitter accounts to chronicle their visit to the set of “Thor”. Back in October, Bendis also spoke with MTV about his thoughts on bringing “Captain America”, “Iron Man” and “Thor” together in “The Avengers” movie.

“Having read the ’Captain America’ movie script and the ’Thor’ movie scripts and ’Iron Man 2′ and everything, and seeing them all develop, nothing is more exciting to me than the ’Avengers’ movie,” said Bendis. “It’s absolutely going to be something better than— different than—anything we’ve seen before.”

More recently, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that the Hulk will also appear in “The Avengers.”

“The Avengers” is scheduled to be released on May 4, 2012.

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