Is The Avengers Script “The Best Script for a Marvel Movie Ever?”

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Though Marvel is releasing Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger this year, everyone knows the true flick that has fans waiting with baited 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 to Wired about what he’s heard regarding Whedon’s script for The Avengers:

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Crazay2054d ago

I wouldn't want to be the one in charge of writing this flick but I trust in Whedon.

JL2054d ago

I guess. He's never done anything to impress me. Buffy (the movie) was cool when I was a kid I guess. The series, though, I never cared for...nor Angel. They both seemed too cheesy and stupid for me. Firefly/Serenity I've seen clips/trailers of, which inspired me none whatsoever to want to watch the series (or the movie).

Toy Story was great. That's about all I can say for him.

They have a lot riding on this movie, they better hope it turns out good. If done right it could be amazing. If done not so right, it will end up being just another comic book movie.

Christopher2053d ago (Edited 2053d ago )

You should at least check out Firefly. It's still cliched geek sci-fi, but the writing is top notch for the most part and the characters mesh really well. Mal, for many, really became the true Han Solo people have been looking for since Star Wars IV pre-Lucas edits.

If you're in the U.S. and have a Netflix sub, you can watch them instantley:

Serenity was primarily for fans, like myself, of the TV series and was kind of Whedon's way of finishing off his overall story he had planned from the series in a quick fashion. It wasn't as good as the better episodes of the show, but it was better than nothing.

Buffy was a hit and miss. It got real messy when they had to focus on teen elements but shined brightest when it decided to not take itself serious. Angel I would say the same, though I did enjoy it a bit more at most times for not sticking too much to the High School mentality of handling relationships. I can see how you considered them cheesy and stupid, though.

I also enjoyed Titan A.E., which he also wrote. One of those hidden gems for animated films, IMHO. Then there's always Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog :p

I think it very important to note that Zack Penn, who has written more comic book screenplays this generation than anyone else that I can think of, is working with him. With Whedon's style and Penn's knowledge/experience, there's definitely a lot of potential there.

Soldierone2054d ago

As a screenwriter this would absolutely kill me. I write movies to revolve around two or three characters, but at the core its two main characters. I do that because scripting other characters, developing them, and remembering them mid script is a pain in the arse. I hate developing 6 or 7 characters, Ive tried it. Its hard and I can undestand why Spiderman 3 was a little lacking.

Crazay2053d ago

I def. can't call myself a screenwriter but when I feel the need to vent out some creativity I take it out on my keyboard and Final Draft so I guess you could call me a hobbyist who always seems to lose his work or gets distracted by something. I can understand how building something that has so much focus on so many people can be so difficult. Most times I try to focus on 2 or 3 main characters with other people people peppered throughout.

Perhaps we could collaborate on something Soldier.

Soldierone2053d ago

Yeah Im more than willing to work together on something. Im working on my second feature film right now, and ill be calling agents and such again when its done to try and sell both of them.

Crazay2053d ago

We should get some PMs going and exchange emails then. I have some fun ideas that I started on but never fully realized so I'd like to get some feedback and collaboration started sooner than later.

darklordzor2053d ago

I hope it's really good. I've enjoyed the Marvel movies so far, but Iron Man 2 showed us just how bad the studio influence can be. Hopefully they'll let the filmmakers work their magic.

I have absolute faith in Whedon.

@JL, you are breaking my heart! Fricking watch Firefly and Serenity and you'll totally change your mind. The clips and stuff like that don't portray the scale and depth those have. I wasn't interested in them either until a friend sat me down to watch them. I've been a loyal browncoat ever since.

JL2053d ago

I do have a friend that got into Firefly and he's tried getting me to try it out. If it's any consolation, I do have some of the show in my Instant queue on Netflix. Maybe I'll give it a try sometime soon.

What turns me off about the clips is they always seem so cheesy. The acting always seems so sci-fi B-movie -ish. Which in turn only reminds me of the cheesiness of Buffy and Angel (which I have seen a few episodes of each). And while not entirely horrible, those weren't my thing either. He just always seems to have that cheesy/b-movie style to his writing.

Christopher2053d ago

Heh. Yeah, if it's in your instant queue, give it a try. Suggested episodes are:

- The Train Job (ending really shows you who Mal is)

- Our Mrs. Reynolds

- Out of Gas (though, watch a few others first to get to know the crew as it contains flashbacks to first meeting each one from Mal and Zoe's perspective)

- Serenity (should be the first episode)

Crazay2053d ago

I haven't seen Firefly nor Serenity yet but I do see that Firefly is on Netflix now here so I'll be getting to it as soon as I catch up on some other things.