Though Marvel is releasing Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger this year, everyone knows the true flick that has fans waiting with bated breath is the all-star event that is The Avengers. Writer/director Joss Whedon is assembling his team of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johanssen to start shooting the film very soon. While plot details are under lock and key, James Gunn, writer/director of the Rainn Wilson indie-superhero flick Super recently spoke at SXSW, picked up by Wired, about what he’s heard regarding Whedon’s script for The Avengers:
“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.”
I think fans the world over can effectively let out a tiny sigh of relief at that confirmation from cult-favorite Gunn, though the anticipation/trepidation is far from over as the flick’s got a long way to go before it reaches audiences. The refreshingly candid bits from Gunn revolve around Hollywood’s current obsession with superhero movies, and are definitely worth checking out over at Wired. The Avengers is slated for a May 4th, 2012 release.