So They Really Are Shooting Another Scene of 'The Avengers' Tonight
Many celebrities and press, including myself, were at the world premiere of Marvel's The Avengers just last night and finally got to see the epic summer blockbuster in all its grandeur. While attending the press conference today, at the end of the panel that included Robert Downey Jr., the actor started saying "we're not done shooting", then added: "We are shooting one more scene [for Avengers]… tonight. Not kidding." The press conference ended at that very moment, leaving many press buzzing about whether that was really true, as it seemed like he honestly wasn't joking, though Joss Whedon later claimed he was. But maybe not?
Word has gone round the web fast (see Movieline, SlashFilm, The Playlist) and while no updates—besides Whedon's denial—have arisen, speculation is that it may still be true after all. Apparently Marvel President Kevin Feige was noticeably a bit upset, or nervous, when Downey Jr. said that. And while Whedon said "of course he's kidding", SlashFilm's Germain Lussier interviewed Feige immediately after, asking him point blank about it. His response: "Do you always trust everything Robert Downey Jr. tells you?" But, he reminds us, that's not a denial and he didn't say more, so of course speculation still runs rampant about it being true.
While The Avengers was awesome (more buzz here) and did end with a credit scene, it wasn't a post-credits tag, just a mid-credit tease that will leave many fans very excited anyway. But in years past, Marvel has not included the real post-credits tag, like the one with Nick Fury at the end of Iron Man, until the midnight showings on release. Plus considering details and rumors and other buzz surrounding Marvel's upcoming projects, some are rumoring that this might be an extra tag for the very end of The Avengers that hints at something coming up, whether it's Avengers 2, Ant-Man, Iron Man 3 or something else.
Our friends at SlashFilm speculate it could be Ant-Man, with Edgar Wright, while I'm sure others could be laughing at everything we've even said so far. There's a remote possibility an extra tag could be on Avengers by May 4th (or April 25th when it's released internationally) and it's just too early to announce, especially at the worldwide press conference. Or this could be for something else. Or it could all be a joke and we took the bait. For now we're just going to call it a rumor and let you know if we hear updates. Any thoughts?
UPDATE: According to multiple sources, and a quote from The Playlist, it sounds like this is true, and they are shooting another scene tonight. But not even the actors know much at all. "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,'" Mark Ruffalo stated. Pick-up shots after the movie has already premiered, just weeks before it comes out? Or is this some other sneaky scene they're filming? While it is confirmed, we still have no idea what it is or what's going on, but things are getting very interesting.