There’s still over 2 years before Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and The Hulk unite for The Avengers, but as Marvel are the masters of planning ahead they already have a draft of the script, and they’ve been sending it around to a few people. One of which includes Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada, who tweeted his excitement yesterday.
Definition of “goose bumps.” Pressing enter and watching a screenplay entitled “AVENGERS” come out of my printer.
It’s official, I have the greatest job in the world.
We can assume this is one of the many drafts that will be flying through Marvel printers over the next year and a half. Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand, Elektra) is the man Marvel gave scriptwriting duties to, although I’m sure the guy who ends up directing will want to do a few re-writes himself.
Here’s a reminder of the timeline:
Iron Man 2 – May 2010 (post-production)
Thor – May 2011 (currently filming)
The First Avenger: Captain America – July 2011 (pre-production, expected June shoot)
The Avengers – May 2012 (scripting)