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Generally speaking, once a movie has had its world premiere, that means it's complete. You know, Hollywood doesn't really roll out the red carpet unless there's actually a finished product. But since nobody ever accused Robert Downey Jr. and the folks at Marvel of being conventional, it appears that the cast of "Avengers" decided to just go ahead and film another new scene — a full day after the movie's premiere.
Just what exactly the new scene is going to be is still unknown, but Downey Jr. spilled the beans himself during a post-premiere press conference yesterday. "We are shooting one more scene. Tonight," Downey Jr. said according to Collider, telling the disbelieving press that he was "not kidding."
And while director Joss Whedon pooh-poohed the idea that they would be shooting another scene just a couple of weeks before "The Avengers" is set to arrive in theaters nationwide (on May 4, of course), Mark Ruffalo apparently didn't get that memo, as the new Hulk actor confirmed to indieWire that the surprise shoot was a go.
"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. When asked if the new scene 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."
So will the new scene be one of those infamous Marvel post-credit teases for the next film in their interconnected superhero world? Or did Whedon realize during the premiere that he just totally forgot to film something really important? Whatever the case, we've got to hand it to Marvel: Filming scenes after the movie is out is one great way to avoid spoilers leaking.