So What's Going On With This Extra 'Avengers' Scene, Kevin Feige?
Okay, what the heck is going on? There's something here, and fans keep trying to dig it up. Last week at the press conferences for Marvel's The Avengers after its world premiere, Robert Downey Jr. ended the conference by stating: "We are shooting one more scene tonight. Not kidding." Joss Whedon later denied it, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige dodged answering a question about it in an interview, then Mark Ruffalo confirmed they were actually shooting that very night. But what is it? Another end tag, a last minute reshoot, nothing at all? Feige claims it's the latter. He updated another blogger from the London premiere.
I was informed from twitter that Blogomatic3000 caught up with Kevin Feige on the red carpet and asked him, once again, about the extra Avengers scene shot just last week, after the world premiere. It's obvious he doesn't like talking about it, and doesn't like anyone bringing it up at all. "I will tell you this: It was not a scene. It was not a scene. There's little things. It's been blown out of proportion," he told them. Blown out of proportion? So Downey Jr. drops a big tease that they're shooting - was he upset at something, or just wanted to mess with press? Everyone then denies it, turns out it's actually kind of true, but then it's just nothing, not even a scene. So what is it? And will it even change anything in The Avengers anyway?
"There is the potential that there will be one little change. People might not even notice it. It's not a big thing."
The plot thickens. It's not a scene, but it will potentially make a change to the film? What was so pressing that they had to get the entire team of The Avengers actors together, the night after the world premiere, to shoot one bit of footage that we "might not even notice"? Did someone catch a big error, or a major legal problem, while watching the movie at the world premiere? Are they hiding more Easter eggs, or just fixing a scene? No one knows, or no one is telling anyone, and it's obvious Feige just wants us to forget. "It's been blown out of proportion. Which is fun, I like that things are blown out of proportion. Sometimes they're true, sometimes they're not." But which is it, Mr. Feige? Or will we have to wait until May 4th to find out?
I'm not really sure what to make of this. Sure, we're definitely just chasing a carrot now that Robert Downey left dangling for us, and having a bit of fun while at it, but maybe there is a slight change? Only those who saw the world premiere would notice, and that's if they can remember all the details after one viewing. I'm curious to hear the story behind this, even if it is nothing, I'm intrigued. It seems like something. But is it?