Marvel Says The Avengers Movie Has NOT Been Halted; Chris Hemsworth Confirms, Adding that Stolen Script Is "Pretty Old"
05.03.11 by BJSprecher
Titillation quickly turned to panic among comic book movie fans last week when it was reported that a stolen copy of the script to The Avengers was being offered to the highest bidder and that the theft might force Marvel to halt production on its epic super-team movie so that writer-director Joss Whedon could do rewrites. Well, fear not, true believers — as Stan Lee, co-creator (with Jack Kirby) of the Avengers might say — because Marvel responded to the rumor by telling TheWrap that "filming for The Avengers is active, on schedule, and going well."
Actor Chris Hemsworth, whose new movie for Marvel Studios, Thor, opens this Friday, will soon be reprising the role of the god of thunder in The Avengers. In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, he said that he has not been informed of any production delays and that the leaked script was most likely out of date.
My start date is still the same. I think it was a pretty old script, though. I got off the plane the other day and I found that out, but I know that script changed a lot, so it's not the most recent version of it anyway.
The Avengers unites characters from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe to face a threat so powerful that it will take the combined might of Thor (Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr. ), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to stop it.