Get excited about: The Avengers

First set pic released and Joss Whedon asks us to wish him luck

There was no munching on left-over Easter eggs and enjoying the last day of the Bank Hols for Joss Whedon. Monday marked the first day of filming for The Avengers and to celebrate, Marvel released this image from the set. It only gives us a glimpse of the chairs for the four starring superheroes (Thor, Captain America, Hulk and Iron Man), but it’s enough to get us excited. The Avengers will be released in cinemas May 4, 2012.

Joss Whedon announced the start of filming in his own unique amusing way over at whedonesque, and asks for fans to wish him luck:

Tomorrow we start shooting (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. My bad. Anyhoo, it should be a fun day, followed by the eighty thousand other fun days it will take to finish this. I’ll be checking in from time to time, if there’s news or I crave attention (i.e. am awake) . None of it will be Avengers news — I have some very denty pillows to remind of that — but I may have tidbits. (They’re not about Firefly. I should say that up front, if only to protect Sis Mo from the HATORZ.)

… So wish me luck. DO IT! LUCK! NOW! I’m off to finish some Buffy 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.