It reads like a headline from The Onion, but it’s not: Screenwriter Zak Penn, who’s handling the script for 2012 super-movie starring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, talked at the Los Angeles Film Festival recently about the difficulties in writing the script for a movie that has to tie into preceding movies made by other filmmakers:
“They’re doing Captain American and Thor first, and then Avengers is coming out… They want to see that they’re all connected… I’m taking a meeting next week with the Thor and Captain America people, and we are all going to get together, and I will see what is going to happen… We all have the best intentions, and it still might suck.”
Before you get your Underoos in a bunch, just relax. He’s not making a prediction about the film’s quality, he’s merely warning about the possible outcome for a movie that has to be so heavily coordinated in order to even be made. On the other hand, Penn did have various roles in writing Last Action Hero; Inspector Gadget; Elektra; Fantastic Four; X-Men 3; and The Incredible Hulk; so you can draw your own conclusions.
Story source courtesy of SCI FI Wire; the snark is all mine.