‘The Avengers’ Was Filming Last Week, But What Did They Shoot?
Has ‘The Avengers’ stopped shooting? Did they ever really shoot a new ending at all? This remains one of the last unanswered questions about Joss Whedon’s pending blockbuster, and has lingered since Robert Downey Jr. suggested the team might be filming a bit more in L.A. following the world premiere. But what exactly were they filming?
Marvel President Kevin Feige tried to clarify at the European premiere of the film, and Blogomatic3000 had his reaction to the last-minute-scene controversy of 2012.
“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. Which is fun, I like that things are blown out of proportion. Sometimes they’re true sometimes they’re not. … There is the potential that there will be one little change. People might not even notice it. It’s not a big thing.”
Yes, most of us will not notice it because 98% of the world’s population hasn’t yet seen your movie!! ‘The Avengers’ could reshoot its entire third act between now and May 4 and virtually no one will know the difference because we haven’t seen the original.
But it’s a brilliant stroke of marketing on Marvel and RDJ’s plot: Plant the seed that the movie’s never actually finished, and we’ll talk about it forever. I hope Whedon never stops filming ‘The Avengers.’ I hope the post-credit sequence is video of me walking into the theater to sit down and watch the film, and that the sequel begins with me walking out of the theater and posting my instant review on Twitter. It’s the ‘Human Centipede’ of today’s movie-going experience. Long live Hollywood!