According to a post on his Whedonesque blog, Joss Whedon has revealed that filming has begun for The Avengers.
“Tomorrow we start shooting (I THINK I’m legally permitted to say that),” Whedon said. “Day one. That’s right. We’ll be shooting the pivotal death/betrayal/product placement/setting up the sequel/coming out scene, at the following address: [Marvel Lawyers rush in, take Joss’s keyboard, blowtorch a picture of his family like in “Stormy Monday”, drink his milkshake, leave the seat up, fluff his pillows, violently unfluff his pillows, leave] Went too far. My bad. Anyhoo, it should be a fun day, followed by the eighty thousand other fun days it will take to finish this.”
Whedon’s Avengers movie will feature Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and more. It is currently slated for a May 4, 2012 release.