‘The Avengers’ Halts Production Due to Script Theft

Director Joss Whedon and his crew of mighty Marvel heroes are put on hold as a rewrite of several scenes takes place.
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‘The Avengers’ Halts Production Due to Script Theft

The Avengers halts production On Wednesday, it was http://movieweb.com/the-avengers-samuel-l-jackson-screenplay-leaked-and-for-sale/reported that someone had stolen Samuel L. Jackson's shooting script for The Avengers, and that they were trying to sell it to various movie websites and bloggers for a profit (none of which took the bait}.

Word from those close to the Albuquerque, New Mexico set have confirmed today that this script leak has caused the huge production to temporarily shut down while the script pages, many of which showed up in photos on the internet, are rewritten. There are other reasons for this indefinite halt in production, but those particular reasons weren't offered at this time.

The pages that made it onto the Internet detailed a scene where Hulk transforms in front of Black Widow while Iron Man and Captain America run around a large boiler room. These scenes will now be altered.

The theft of Samuel L. Jackson's shooting script did not occur in Albuquerque, but it was instead swiped while the actor was last in Burbank, California. There is no word yet on when filming of The Avengers will resume.

Marvel's The Avengers was released May 4th, 2012.

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  • nautical05 • 4 years ago

    HAHAHA DOOMED FROM THE START I TELL YOU!!!! DOOMED!!!!

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    • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

      @instead8909

      They should of done that with the Avengers script, and the fact that they didn't do that, goes to show the major idiocy going on there. I hope that the script is found and taken back to who is supposed to be in possession of it very very soon. I would hate to see this movie not happen, i hope that the script will be found and that the production will go back into the production of The Avengers movie.

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      • jptheredskull • 4 years ago

        @instead8909 Yeah. They did that with Spidey and on top of that, they used coded name for all of the characters in the script like Mr. Blue. This worked great and helped Sony find who was leaking what.

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        • justhim-sir • 4 years ago

          stealing scripts how lame.

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          • instead8909 • 4 years ago

            There should be two scripts, one fake and the other real so that way it could be interchangeable if one was stolen.

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            • furankisan • 4 years ago

              There are so many stories and sequences to be told from the Avengers series that a rewrite would not jeopardize the storyline. Re-write, redo storyboards and re-apply SFX budget to new scenes. No problem. Time could be the problem cause the competition from DC (if u wanna call it that).

              PS Saw Thor....and they want a sequel? All I have to say i one thing: If Kenneth DOES NOT direct the second one there is no justice in Hollywood. If it ain't broke don't fix it.....

              THOR: 4 out of 5...

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              • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 4 years ago

                This is just ridiculous now theres going to be some damn awful rewrites, and this was a man piece, the Thor Versus Hulk Sequence.

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                • Brizzy • 4 years ago

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                  • account-closed • 4 years ago

                    @thedarkknight23 Oh yeah. Here is what Gary Oldman said regarding the security of the script

                    "To get into the production office you have someone meet and there's key in various doors that lock. The script you read in the production office and there's no ending to script,"

                    "He tells you the ending so it doesn't leak and get out and people spoil it on the Internet. It's very tight security."

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                    • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                      I hope they find the person or people who stole the script, and put them in jail for a very very long time.

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                      • SomethingMore • 4 years ago

                        Wow.....Already bad luck for avengers

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                        • Christopher-Harvey • 4 years ago

                          Release the name so we can go and kick their ass!

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                          • Monkey-iron • 4 years ago

                            and movieweb got the pics to prove it......................they are totally sued

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                            • Salem6777 • 4 years ago

                              bullsh*t!

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                              • skywise • 4 years ago

                                This is not good. hopefully Sam wasnt in that many scenes so they wont have to do too many rewrites.

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                                • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                                  @Brizzy...thats what ive been hearing from people on here from overseas who have sen it already, i cant wait, have u seen the images from the Thor art book from the movie, the concept art they show are awesome

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                                  • johnnyblazetb82 • 4 years ago

                                    @furankisan I think your right...

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                                    • Brizzy • 4 years ago

                                      @bane5000 Thor was AMAZING! Just thought I'd let ya know.

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                                      • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                                        My only concern at the moment is to see Thor and Cap movies, ill wait till we get further into production and get comfirmed news and images on whether The Avengers is looking good or not

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                                        • furankisan • 4 years ago

                                          That's funny...sounds more like an excuse to revamp the production and blame it on a stolen script. Yeah right.

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