Zak Penn Talks Avengers

Screenwriter on superhero supergroup

SciFi Wire attended an LA panel with The Avengers screenwriter Zak Penn recently, and heard a few tidbits about his plans for the film - notably, on how he's going to handle the challenge of writing a film that has to share continuity with several other films, some of them not yet made.

"I'm taking a meeting next week with the Thor and Captain America people," said Penn, "and we are all going to get together, and I will see what is going to happen. I'll see where they are leaving the characters; it's pretty complicated. ... There's a board that is tracking what is happening."

Penn had wanted to introduce the Fantastic Four in the X movies but was frustrated by the studio's refusal to cross the streams, and appears to be relishing the chance to bring characters together this time. "Marvel is autonomous now. It is night and day: everyone has read every comic. They know how to make a cool movie."

For more from Penn, head on over to SciFi Wire.