Filming has begun on The Avengers

Joss Whedon confirms that the Avengers have assembled

We’ve still got Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger to go, but Joss Whedon confirmed that filming has begun on his ambitious superheroensemble movie this weekend with the following whimsical post on his fansite, Whedonesque:

“Tomorrow [Monday 25th] 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.”

“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.”

The Avengers is due 2012