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No Really: The Avengers is Still Filming Even After Its World Premiere

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The Avengers had its world premiere on Wednesday, to a select group of critics, etc. (we were not included, if you were wondering), and the assumption by most of the people in attendance was surely that they were watching the film in its finished form. After all, it’ll be generally released in just three weeks.

But Robert Downey, Jr. threw a giant wrench in those assumptions yesterday morning, when he punctuated the end of a post-premiere press conference by saying “We are shooting one more scene [for The Avengers]… tonight.” Reportedly, while the crowd erupted in laughter at the supposed joke, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige winced. Downey added: “I’m not kidding. No more questions!” and then followed the rest of the cast off the stage, as if he were still playing the part of Tony Stark.

Even then, nobody in the press was really certain of what was going on, until somebody talked to the, uh, less known-to-be-jocular Mark Ruffalo.

Ruffalo confirmed it:

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.’

He even confirmed that the scene will definitely run with the film, rather than being part of DVD extras:

Yeah [they told me it will be in the film]. So I’m like, ‘All right, when are we doing that?’ Today after we’re done.

Will it simply be a bookending scene with all the characters? Something that was previously left out of the movie, like a scene of Steve Rogers visiting an elderly Peggy Carter? Could it be setting up for Captain America II, or the currently-in-pre-production Iron Man III with its new cast member Ben Kingsley? Or could it be a teaser for the under wraps but reportedly closer to production than ever before Ant-Man movie?

It’s anyone’s guess at the moment, but we do know they’ll be filming in LA instead of the New York location of other parts of the film. So, no Doctor Who crossovers.

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