More From Samuel L. Jackson On The Avengers' Script Theft & Marvel's Reactions!

More From Samuel L. Jackson On The Avengers' Script Theft & Marvel's Reactions!

More From Samuel L. Jackson On <i>The Avengers</i>' Script Theft & Marvel's Reactions!

The actor behind SHIELD Director 'Nick Fury' further explains how his copy of Marvel's The Avengers script was stolen, and reveals Marvel's actions afterwards. Check it out!

Though knee-deep into production now, it's known that in the early days of filming for Marvel and Joss Whedon's The Avengers, a copy of actor Samuel L. Jackson's script was stolen, and offered online for a fee. While the thief has been found and put away, the 'Nick Fury' actor recently chatted on CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman revealing how the mishap occurred, the studio's reaction, and briefly on the secretive filming experience.

He says, “When they sent me the new version of the script, I was shooting a film in Toronto (Canada) and my assistant copied it from the email (and printed it) in the office somewhere. And by the time we got to Albuquerque someone had stolen the script out of the printer and put it online for sale with my name on it.

“I didn’t know printers had memories. And apparently my assistant didn’t either. So when [my assistant] printed my script out, it was still stuck in there. And he had taken the old script that I had, and [put it through a shredder] so we know it wasn't that one [that was stolen]."

"Marvel/Disney kind of got really upset about it. It caused a minor storm of investigation. They sent a team of investigators to Canada. And they interrogated a lot of people in the office of the other film I was working on. They were trying to find (track down) the IP address of the person that put it online. It was crazy.”


Further detailing the production's confidential ways he says,"When we're on set in Albuquerque - when we leave our trailers & head for the soundstage, we have long black capes so people can't take photos from the air."



Marvel's The Avengers picks up when an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security. And Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. With director Joss Whedon at it's helm, and an ensemble cast including Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Chris Hemsworth (Thor Odinson), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff), Clark Gregg (Agt. Phil Coulson), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), with Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and Stellan Skarsgard (Professor Erik Selvig), the film releases worldwide May 4, 2012!
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