'Avengers' stars shoot new scene weeks before film's premiere(Read article summary)
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige shares thoughts on 'Spider-Man' and future superhero sequels.
Last night was the Hollywood premiere of Marvelâs The Avengers, and weâve already posted some of the early Avengers reviews that hit the Internet immediately after the screening. Put simply: the consensus is that writer/director Joss Whedon and his all-star cast have done a pretty good job of crafting Marvelâs blockbuster superhero team-up film.
The good folks over at Marvel Studios are now out doing press rounds to promote The Avengers all the way down the final stretch to its theatrical release. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently discussed the future of the Marvel movie universe with our friend Steve Weintraub over at Collider, and while the folks over at Cinema Blend are reporting that a new secret scene for The Avengers is soon being filmed as a last-minute surprise for the theatrical release.
First, check out a breakdown of the topics that Collider covered with Feige:
- Heâs seen an unfinished version ofÂ The Amazing Spider-ManÂ and says it is excellent and should quiet concerns over the idea of rebooting the franchise.
- They have an option for Whedon to directÂ The Avengers 2Â when and if the time comes.
- There are currently no plans to do a new Hulk movie with Mark Ruffalo.
- Iron Man 3Â starts filming in five weeks in North Carolina.
- When approachingÂ Iron Man 3, their gut instinct was to not make it be a pseudo-Avengers 2.Â Itâs a full-on Tony Stark movie.
- Iron Man 3Â is inspired by the first half ofÂ Iron Man 1Â in that theyâre metaphorically putting Tony back in the cave.Â Heâs stripped of everything, back against a wall, and has nothing but his intelligence to get him out.
- Filming onÂ Thor 2Â begins in three months in London and it picks up where the first film left off in terms of Jane and Odin.
- Thor 2Â also addresses whatâs been happening in the nine realms with the Asgardians unable to use the Bifrost.
- Loki has a part inÂ Thor 2, but there will be a different, big villain.
- The crux ofÂ Thor 2Â is continuing the dynamic between Thor and Jane, as well as the relationship between Thor and Odin.
- Feige says there are no plans for Marvel and Pixar to team up on a feature.
- Creative talks have been progressing for years between Marvel and Disney about possibly doing a Marvel property as an animated film.
- Edgar Wright did not film something for Marvel recently, but Feige says to pay attention to Wrightâs tweets in the coming months âand that might change.â
- Theyâre still figuring out how many period flashbacks to include inÂ Captain America 2.
- The primary story ofÂ Captain America 2Â will be Steve Rogers figuring out his place in the world. For the time-being, heâll be staying with S.H.I.E.L.D.
- They should announce by Comic-Con or before whatâs coming out in May 2014.
- Zak Penn did not write aÂ Doctor StrangeÂ movie.
- Feige says, âdepending on what Edgar Wright films for usâ circumstances could possibly force them to make three films in one year.
For the full discussions on the topics listed above, head on over to Collider.
Avengers Secret Scene?
Thatâs rightâ according to Downey Jr., theyâre shooting another scene fromÂ The AvengersÂ tonight, and âIâm not joking.â He got the final word at the press conference, so there was no time to get clarification or figure out what on earth kind of scene they could be shooting for a movie that opens in three weeks.
âWeâre shooting a scene tonight. Iâm not sure exactly where itâs gonna go. All I know is that someone came in with the costume and said, âHereâs some wardrobe. We donât know where youâre going to be or what youâre doing.â â Ruffalo said. We asked if it will be in the âThe Avengersâ when it hits theaters Ruffalo added, âYeah. So Iâm like, âAll right, when are we doing that?â Today after weâre done.â
Assuming that this isnât just RDJ beingâŚwell, RDJ, the most likely scenarios would be that A) They are filming a new post-credits âButton Sceneâ meant to foreshadow the next big arc in the Marvel Movie Universe. B) That there is some kind of scene in the movie itself that they wanted to keep under wraps (possibly a fan-stirring cameo of some sort?). If fans remember correctly, two Marvel lead-in films â The Incredible Hulk and Captain AmericaÂ - had secret âbuttonâ scenes featuring some kind of juicy surprise. The problem in both cases was that Internet hounds were onto the surprise way before those respective films (and Thor, and Iron Man 1&2)Â reached theaters.
Marvel may have learned from past mistakes â trusting us shifty blogger types â and could have kept this secret scene out of the premiere screening, where it would have absolutely been blasted all over the Internet. As things stand, weâll let you guys discuss and debate what this extra scene could be.
Kofi Outlaw blogs at Screen Rant.