Friday, January 28, 2011

The Avengers shaping up

The cast of The Avengers; l-r Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsforth, Chris Evans Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Joss Whedon ( director ) at Comic Con. Joss Whedon is mostly known as a screenwriter with previously screenplay credits as Toy Story, Alien:Resurrection and Titan A.D.

The Avengers, the Marvel comics amalgam made up of such luminary super hero's as The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Hawkeye to name a few, will commence filming in April and looking at a May 4th 2012 release date. Oscar nominiee for Atonement, cinematography Seamus McGarvey wil handle the lensing with the movie filming on a 150 million dollar budget.

For Hulk fans who do not know this, Edward Norton will not be returning as Bruce Banner and Mark Ruffalo has stepped in to play The Hulk.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !