Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Is 'The Avengers' Still Shooting? Filming Going On Tonight, According To Robert Downey Jr.

News
by Gabe Toro
April 12, 2012 6:02 PM
9 Comments
  • |

Update: According to our Jeff Otto on the ground at "The Avengers" press conference Mark Ruffalo has also confirmed they are shooting an extra scene. "We’re shooting a scene tonight. I’m not sure exactly where it’s gonna go. All I know is that someone came in with the costume and said, 'Here’s some wardrobe. We don’t know where you’re going to be or what you’re doing.' " Ruffalo said. We asked if it will be in the "The Avengers" when it hits theaters Ruffalo added, "Yeah. So I’m like, 'All right, when are we doing that?' Today after we’re done.”

"The Avengers" is locked in for a May 4th release, and it's tracking to open pretty much as big as you'd expect, in the realm of $120 million-plus. The film premiered to a Los Angeles audience last night, and while many shared "oohs" and "aahs," it looks like they might not be getting the final picture.

During today's "The Avengers" post-screening press conference, Robert Downey Jr. claimed that the cast and crew were due to shoot another remaining scene that very night. When the crowd laughed and Marvel head Kevin Feige notably winced, Downey replied, "I'm not kidding," and in typical Downey fashion ordered, "No more questions!" The cast then exited, leaving a sea of press buzzing.

It's not uncommon for Marvel to wait until the last minute to wrap these films and withhold snippets from certain audiences -- most critics never got to see the post-credits stingers on a few of their releases thus far. And "Captain America: The First Avenger" was two months from release when Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson descended upon New York City to film the climax. Given that the film is so close to release, this would have to be a very small bit of footage, possibly another post-credits sequence that Marvel did not want to reveal to journalists. Could it involve a tease for the brewing "Captain America" sequel? Is it possibly the top-secret death scene we're all expecting? Will it be true to Marvel traditions and involve Hostess Cakes in any way, shape or form? True Believers will find out when "The Avengers" hits theaters on May 4th. -- reporting by Jeff Otto

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

9 Comments

  • jonathan | May 6, 2012 9:59 PMReply

    There's this nice little shwarma place 2 blocks from here...

  • jen | May 1, 2012 9:08 AMReply

    Coulson! coulson! coulson! T_T

  • Minnie | April 14, 2012 6:30 AMReply

    Love RDJ and Mark Ruffalo, such bad *** cool guys!

  • John | April 13, 2012 10:52 AMReply

    This site said they were filming around W Pico Blvd & S Beverly Dr in L.A. yesterday
    http://www.onlocationvacations.com/2012/04/11/thursday-april-12-filming-locations-in-new-orleans-nyc-albuquerque-more-including-information-for-django-unchained-dr-who-the-las-vegas-project/

  • Andrew | April 13, 2012 6:46 AMReply

    Actually they have even less time than May 4, as it opens in Australia on April 25

  • Berk | April 12, 2012 7:32 PMReply

    Top-secret death? Odds are it's Clark Gregg's Agent Caulson (identifiable from being in almost every Marvel movie & the human the superheroes can avenge), Renner's Hawkeye since he is not already announced for pending sequels, or the Maria Hill character.

    Any post-credit scene would probably hint to the larger Marvel Universe or Avengers direct sequel instead of a solo movie like Iron Man 3 which will be shooting already.

  • Paul | April 12, 2012 7:05 PMReply

    $50 says it's the post-credit sequence tying into whatever Marvel does next. If they weren't shooting another film at the time they usually do this don't they?

  • Stephen Staunton | April 12, 2012 6:04 PMReply

    Downey sure knows how to end a press conference, like that one time he said "I AM Iron Man"

  • Madz | July 28, 2012 7:25 AM

    Yup. I love Rob Downey jr. And the climax of Cap America they shot in New York was that little scene they did in Thor and Iron man and the rest. The one that leads on to The Avengers. Sweet.

Email Updates