Shooting has finally begun...
Yep, difficult to believe as it may be, cameras have finally begun rolling on one of the most long-awaited projects in comic-book movie history. Joss Whedon recently announced that filming had begun in a typically tongue-in-cheek statement released on his website.
“Tomorrow [Monday 25th] we start shooting,” began Whedon. “(I THINK I'm legally permitted to say that). Day one. That's right. We'll be shooting the pivotal death/betrayal/product placement/setting up the sequel/coming out scene, at the following address…*Marvel Lawyers rush in, take Joss's keyboard, blowtorch a picture of his family like in Stormy Monday, drink his milkshake, leave the seat up, fluff his pillows, violently unfluff his pillows, leave.*”
"Went too far,” continues Whedon. “My bad. Anyhoo, it should be a fun day, followed by the eighty thousand other fun days it will take to finish this. So wish me luck. DO IT! LUCK! NOW! I'm off to finish some
pages, and then figure out what the movie is about already. I'm pretty sure it's about the Justice League [*Marvel Lawyers re-enter, unspeakability occurs*] or possibly something else. I'll get it. I've been looking forward to this. For about 46 years."
And in case anyone thought Whedon was just titting about, Kevin Feige confirmed the announcement as legit in an interview with Collider. “It started filming last Monday,” he said. “Definitively last Monday in Albuquerque. Most of our movies go for about 80 to 100 days. I think
falls right in the middle of that somewhere. That is for first unit and then it could be anywhere upwards to 50 days for second unit. But we will be going through September.”
Break out the party poppers, it’s actually bloody happening! So after all the hype, will it actually be any good? Well from the early noises emerging from Marvel, we think there are reasons to be confident…