Though Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon tried to downplay the chatter, it was all but too late for denials after Robert Downey Jr. opened his mouth and revealed that another scene was being shot for The Avengers last night. Later confirmed by Mark Ruffalo, Aint it Cool and a couple of friends of Bleeding Cool, the shoot appears to have been for a final-final moment to come right at the very end of the film, once all of the credits have rolled.
It was all but inevitable but the film would feature one of these button scenes, and we’d been keeping our ear pretty close to the ground, looking for details of what it might be, for some months now. Much to our surprise, the scene hadn’t even been filmed at the time of the film’s premiere.
And so it won’t be in the version of the film screening tonight, and at which Bleeding Cool has some eyes and ears – but it should be ready for the film’s release, in a couple of weeks.
There’s no confirmed information on what the scene will contain, though Aint It Cool’s report declares:
I wouldn’t expect it to be a major reveal. This will be more of a curtain call.
Could Marvel’s thinking be going the same way as the Bleeding Cool hive mind, giving us an early tease of the “closest it’s ever been” Ant Man movie?
Well, Edgar Wright did tweet, last week:
Was just back behind the camera for the first time in nearly two years. Can’t say on what, but it was cool…
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) April 5, 2012
Some sort of prep, or shots for the sequence that didn’t require the main cast?
That would be a nice surprise. And it wouldn’t necessarily need to feature the Ant Man character himself.
I think it’s more likely something Iron Man 3 related, if it’s tied in to any upcoming movie at all. That will be the next Marvel picture out of the gate, and it’s deep in pre-production right now.
Indeed, it could be that the scene will feature Ben Kingsley’s freshly-cast villain character – it does seem that Marvel have been busy locking him in to the part this week.
Or maybe not.
It could be anything. Anything. All we know is that it has The Avengers in it, it was filmed in LA, filmed in one evening and that, come opening night, my ass is going to be planted right to the very end of the credits, yelling at people to get down in front.