It may still be a year away, but excitement for Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios' live-action film adaptation of "The Avengers" is growing bigger and bigger thanks to the fact that "Thor" is now in theaters and production for the movie has officially begun. However, a new report posted over at Screen Rant suggests a rumor that the official script for the superhero team movie may have been "leaked", which may cause the Disney/ Marvel flick to be delayed. How and why this leak happened is up to debate, but it stems from a report from website Obsessed With Film that they have gotten their hands on a leaked copy of Samuel L. Jackson's script of The Avengers, codenamed "Group Hug" by Joss Whedon, and it has since spread online like wildfire with major SPOILERS on the film's plot. What exactly those said spoilers are were thankfully not revealed in Screen Rant's post, and I'd like to save myself from knowing what the movie's about until there is official promotional material released like posters and trailers.
Again, this may sound like serious news, but until there's official confirmation from Disney or Marvel, I'll take Screen Rant's article just as it is, a rumor. Discussing things at this point would be useless, and whether the script was leaked or not, delaying production will just complicate matters and will cause the film to miss its May 4th release date next year. All we can do is hope and pray that nothing obstructs the filming process for what would be, in Robert Downey Jr's words, the "most ambitious film ever made"! For more on this rumor story, visit the source post at Screen Rant!
The Avengers are expected to assemble and fight the good fight in theaters on May 4, 2012!