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Joss Whedon Reveals He Tossed Out & Rewrote Zak Penn's Original 'Avengers' Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 3:04 PM
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By any standard -- critical or commercial -- not only is "The Avengers" a megahit, which by the end of this weekend could be looking at $585 million worldwide, it's also considered by many to be the best Marvel movie to date. And when the dust clears and the money is counted, Marvel and the fans will have one person to thank: Joss Whedon. While it seems like a no brainer to give the fanboy favorite Whedon the keys to their biggest movie to date, Marvel was taking a bit of a risk. For Whedon, it was his first venture with an expensive, tentpole movie with a lot riding on it, but not only did Marvel have faith he could pull it off, they let him write the damn thing too. But it could have turned out much differently.

Zak Penn To Write 'The Karate Kid' Sequel & 'The Jetsons' Getting A Rewrite (Not By Kanye West, Unfortunately)

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 8, 2012 10:18 AM
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It's time for some script news, and there's a lot of new word on scripts about established properties being lined up. Let's dive right into it.

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