Joss Whedon Makes It Official: ‘Avengers’ Will Start Filming Today!

We recently reported that “The Avengers” would start filming on Monday, April 25, and now we have some official confirmation. Director Joss Whedon took it upon himself to write a rather entertaining letter to fans to let everyone know what was going on.

Posted yesterday at Whedonesque, Whedon’s message confirms this week’s start date and jokes about Marvel’s notoriously tight security regarding the upcoming superhero team-up film.

You can read the full text of his message below — which is pretty priceless, in true Joss Whedon fashion.

Hi Pumpkins, joss here.

Tomorrow 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 there you have it!

“The Avengers” is currently scheduled to hit theaters May 2012.

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