When you combine a bunch of Marvel‘s biggest superheroes together into one film, you’re gonna get something big. That being said, is there such a thing as too big? Too unwieldy? Too impossible to film without spending way too much money and frying way too many CG rendering farms? Chris Hemsworth, the man behind the big hammer in Thor, has read Joss Whedon‘s script for The Avengers, and even the Nordic demi-god can’t fathom the scale of this film.
Hemsworth said the script is “incredible” in a recent interview, but then kept talking:
“Everything about the story in the comic books is huge, you know, you have these huge big superheroes and these huge big egos crammed into one small space, and… reading the script, it was massive. Everything about it was like ‘Oh my God.’ I said to Joss [Whedon, AVENGERS writer-director], I dunno how you’re gonna shoot this thing, but I’m excited to be on board.”
I’d be excited to be on set too, if only to pass by Whedon’s trailer and hear the sounds of a grown geek sobbing. Then again, Alan Moore once said The Watchmen was unfilmable, and that didn’t stop Zack Snyder from shooting a really awkward sex scene in an owl ship. Probably Whedon will be fine, as long as his Avengers don’t lose faith. (JoBlo)