For all comic book fans, we got word from director Joss Whedon that today is officially the first day of filming of the BIGGEST comic book movie of this decade: THE AVENGERS!

The director left a message to fans on Whedonesque:

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.

Catchphrase!

-j.

Now that’s a director that’s having some fun!  When Whedon can make jokes about how secret everything is, I like him better, and I just want more and more!

Let’s see when we get the first shots of the entire cast (which includes Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, and Scarlett Johansson) on set.