Samuel L. Jackson Talks ‘The Avengers’ Script Leak

Disney and Marvel scold the actor after his assistant left the script information inside a printer.

Samuel Jackson talks The Avengers script leak
Samuel Jackson talks The Avengers script leak
It has been widely publicized that Samuel L. Jackson had his The Avengers shooting script stolen and later sold on the black market.

Today, Samuel L. Jackson has come forward to talk about how the theft actually occurred, and how he was scolded by Walt Disney and Marvel Studios for letting this happen.

This is what Samuel L. Jackson had to say about the notorious incident.

"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. I didn't know printers had memories. And apparently my assistant didn't either. Marvel/Disney kind of got really upset about it. It caused a minor storm of investigation. They sent a team of investigators to Canada. They were trying to find (track down) the IP address of the person that put it online. It was crazy."

No one has been arrested in the theft of Samuel L. Jackson's script. Neither Marvel nor Disney have ever made any official comments in regards to this infamous incident.

Marvel's The Avengers was released May 4th, 2012 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

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Comments (21)

  1. Sean

    Hopefully they will find that person eventually, if they have not yet found that person already.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. skywise

    Did they ever find the person who put it up for sale?

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. Jamie Peterson

    So do I. I would truely hate to be the disney and marvel executives who tried to get upset at Sam. I mean come on he's played bad A@@#$ for so long that if you even approached him with anything remotely negative even if its not his fault he might pop a cap on you or something or slice you with his lightsaber. Just kidding. Love Sam he's one of those jem african american actors like Denzel every movie he's in gets better and better even if its a crappy one.

    4 years agoby @jamie-petersonFlag

  4. Seawolf63

    @ignitedspade I totally agree with your statement. I usually try to avoid in-depth info on any film that I am really anticipating. Why would you want to ruin the cinema experience and any surprises. A good trailer and some brief info is enough to hold me over most of the time.

    4 years agoby @seawolf63Flag

  5. Silas Enterprises

    Pretty sad, how anyone can do this.

    4 years agoby @Silas-EnterprisesFlag

  6. ignitedspade

    I'm pretty sure, that even though the script is leaked online and such...that a fan of the Avengers, and someone who is looking forward to the film, isn't going to read it, regardless of where and how much of it is plastered on the internet. I personally haven't searched for it, or read it. And I plan to keep it that way.

    4 years agoby @ignitedspadeFlag

  7. Nawtnt

    Who ever stole the script is a bastard idot fool why ruin the fun of the most awaited comic book team up movieof the decade.

    I can't believe that someone would go so far that he give out spoliers for a movie that isn't released yet for just fun.

    If Samuel L. Jackson finds him then he would say "I had enough of this motherf*cker bitch stealing my motherf*cking script".

    4 years agoby @nawtntFlag

  8. Rich Ebersole

    its walt Disney cover up thats what it sounds like!

    4 years agoby @Rich-EbersoleFlag

  9. bud2fresh

    I got to quit clicking on everything associated with Avengers because this is stupid lol

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  10. WongFu

    Sounds to me she did it on purpose, no one is that stupid. I say Fire her

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  11. m2

    I keep forgetting Disney is a part of this :/

    4 years agoby @m2Flag

  12. ignitedspade



    4 years agoby @ignitedspadeFlag

  13. moviegeek

    lol. So dumb.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  14. Sean

    Yeah, no kidding !

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  15. Rudy

    I didn't know either, wierd.

    4 years agoby @rudyFlag

  16. crisgod

    if they find the guy, they should just send SLJ to cut it's fracking head off.

    4 years agoby @crisgodFlag

  17. rjh094

    i don't understand why anyone would want to ruin their experience to enjoy the movie. i guess just to say, "i know what happens next!"

    4 years agoby @rjh094Flag

  18. Michael Routt

    This is so newsworthy.- Note sarcasm

    4 years agoby @michael-routtFlag

  19. Bane5000

    yeah im sure they really scolded SLJ, really....hes muthaf*cking SLJ, they probably were just like" dont let it happen again Mr. Jackson sir", while behind some plexi glass in another room speaking through a p.a system

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  20. RojoDiablo

    I have a feeling they will find the person responsible.

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  21. Sean

    I hope the person who stole the script gets caught and arrested soon !

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

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