The Avengers First Draft is Written!

Zack Penn has finished writing his script for The Avengers.

Its done. Well at least this version of it. Which means that all the other films that lead into the ensemble cast team film would already have to have their plot points in place too.

Worst Previews gets this from Joe Q’s Twitter

And while we have yet to find out what some of these movies are about and how they will tie into “The Avengers,” Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada has just revealed that everything has already been figured out.

He wrote on Twitter: “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.”

This is the first draft. Which of course means that it is the first in a volley of back and forths from writing to re-writing and tweaks to fit the vision of the film. The curious part is that roles like Cap and Thor would have already been set in place to have the story work with them. I doubt he would have walked into writing this with no input from the other leadup writers.

I cannot stress enough how this impresses me that they are making Avengers this way. Carefully crafting these stand alone films until they climax with a big enesmble picture. Then spinoff characters are likely to get their own titles too.

Just the fact that they have the first draft for The Avengers in hand and Queseda is liklely reading it and making notes over cookies and milk in his Spiderman flannels. Yeah, he does have the best job in the world.

I can’t wait to see how this unfolds.

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21 thoughts on “The Avengers First Draft is Written!

  1. this meaning were still about 2-3 yrs down the road right?

    well at least it’s “official” and going to happen.

    any word on Cap yet?

    Wishlist of seeds/cameos of who I wanna see(eventually)

    2)Yellow Jacket
    4)Scarlett Witch

    and of course, the core players


  2. Yes, you are right, this is a mere blueprint, and it is still subject for changes. However, unlike some other folks, while I like “crossover” appeal, there’s this…bad mojo in me, see, and my anticipation for The Avengers film is not as high as the other int’l friends. It just isn’t.

    See, it’s like this…

    Joe Quesada has one of the best jobs in the world. His stamp of approval or thrill of reading the first draft (and perhaps one of the first people to read the first draft at that) means absolutely nothing to me. I say that out of two basic pop culture loves of mine, which are, like the majority of those who are reading this comment, movies and comics. The natural response is to get a bit excited, and I don’t blame Quesada one bit. Seeing different Marvel characters come to life and interacting with each other in the same movie? Sure, a bona fide geek fan boost. That, in my view, is also the problem.

    It’s NOT that I think the film will be horrible, or how bad/good the script is. Do not misunderstand me. All I am saying is that I’m a bit skeptical on this. That’s all.

  3. I always prefered The Avengers to Justice League, I just felt it was more of a balanced team. I could never shake the feeling that Superman could just do it all himself but feels that he should let the other guys (and gals) get involved, while on The Avengers there was never a rediculously over-powered character.

    Movie wise, this is absolutely the way to go – you avoid the problem that X-Men 1 faced with having to introduce all the main players, one-by-one, then crowbar them together for a final fight. All their back-stories are out the way, just straight to the fight then I guess ho hum. But it does mean you have to do your homework before you go in; they should market it on the posters “Avengers in 3 months: gives you time to watch Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, The First Avenger: Captain America and possibly Ant Man – GO!!”

    1. I totally agree, I hate it when they make superman feux look like he is having a hard time with things when he can just reach out and crush his villians. Thats what always killed the Justice league for me. The Avengers Rule the only thing is they better have a good villian. I don’t think I am for alien, give me doom stealing the power of Odin anyday!

      1. Episode 1 takes it hands down. Throngs of fans waited over 20 years for that movie to hit the screen. I doubt there’s ever been as much anticipation build up for a movie as that.

      2. People waited about 50 yrs for a film based on LOTR; a book that is commonly regarded as the most popular fictional novel of the 20th century.

        The best part is that the film was worth all the anticipation =p As for ep1…. D=

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