The Avengers Put On Hold After Sam Jackson’s Script Stolen. Say What?

Samuel L. Jackson’s script for The Avengers has been stolen by someone who is now shopping the script to media sites.  The thief’s identity hasn’t been uncovered yet, but has anybody checked where Frank Whaley was at the time? (Yes, a Pulp Fiction joke.)  Marvel has temporarily shut down production of The Avengers, and at least one scene is being cut.

The story is still developing, but sources tell Albuquerque, New Mexico-based that production on The Avengers has been put on hold as a consequence of the script theft. Dark Horizons has heard rumors that the film has been put on “indefinite hold” for rewrites and “other reasons”, although Sindication sources in New Mexico say they have received no such notifications and will report to work as usual. Numerous sites have confirmed the script was stolen from Jackson in Burbank or Los Angeles and not from the Albuquerque set. [ComicsAlliance]

In the current iteration of the script, Tom Hiddleston will be reprising his role as Loki, and he told ComingSoon he would be squaring off against eight superheroes.  Eight?  So that’s Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Nick Fury, and who else for the eighth?  Our money’s on Frank Whaley.

Below are a couple maybe spoilery pictures of the script obtained by ObsessedWithFilm.  The title on the script is “Group Hug” by Joss Whedon, the code name for The Avengers.  Unfortunately, this now means I’m going to spend the rest of my life hoping for “Group Hug” by Joss Whedon to become a real movie.