‘The Avengers’ Adding Secret Scene & Kevin Feige Talks Marvel Movie Future [Updated]

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 24th, 2013 at 9:43 am,

[The Avengers Secret Scene has been confirmed! Scroll below for details.]

Last night was the Hollywood premiere of Marvel’s The Avengers, and we’ve 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 Marvel’s 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:

  • He’s seen an unfinished version of The Amazing Spider-Man and says it is excellent and should quiet concerns over the idea of rebooting the franchise.
  • They have an option for Whedon to direct The Avengers 2 when and if the time comes.
  • There are currently no plans to do a new Hulk movie with Mark Ruffalo.
  • Iron Man 3 starts filming in five weeks in North Carolina.
  • When approaching Iron Man 3, their gut instinct was to not make it be a pseudo-Avengers 2.  It’s a full-on Tony Stark movie.
  • Iron Man 3 is inspired by the first half of Iron Man 1 in that they’re metaphorically putting Tony back in the cave.  He’s stripped of everything, back against a wall, and has nothing but his intelligence to get him out.
  • Filming on Thor 2 begins in three months in London and it picks up where the first film left off in terms of Jane and Odin.
  • Thor 2 also addresses what’s been happening in the nine realms with the Asgardians unable to use the Bifrost.
  • Loki has a part in Thor 2, but there will be a different, big villain.
  • The crux of Thor 2 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 Wright’s tweets in the coming months “and that might change.”
  • They’re still figuring out how many period flashbacks to include in Captain America 2.
  • The primary story of Captain America 2 will be Steve Rogers figuring out his place in the world. For the time-being, he’ll be staying with S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • They should announce by Comic-Con or before what’s coming out in May 2014.
  • Zak Penn did not write a Doctor Strange movie.
  • Feige says, “depending on what Edgar Wright films for us” 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?

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During the press conference, the reporters in attendance bore witness to a potentially juicy tidbit dropped by Avengers and Iron Man star, Robert Downey Jr. As stated by Cinema Blend :

That’s right– according to Downey Jr., they’re shooting another scene from The Avengers tonight, and “I’m not joking.” 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.

UPDATE: The Playlist has further confirmed that this secret scene will shoot, through their conversations with actor Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner / Hulk):

“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. We asked if it 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.”

Assuming that this isn’t just RDJ being…well, RDJ, the most likely scenarios would be that A) They are filming a new post-credits “Button Scene” 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 – The Incredible Hulk and Captain America - had secret “button” 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) reached theaters.

Marvel may have learned from past mistakes – trusting us shifty blogger types – 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, we’ll let you guys discuss and debate what this extra scene could be.

The Avengers hits (U.S.) theaters on May 4, 2012.

Sources: Collider & Cinema Blend

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  1. I am however looking forward to these films sequels, but i being a huge Hulk fan really want to see them do at least one more Hulk film and show us the Leaders powerful army.

  2. PLEASE let it tie in to Spiderman joining the Avengers. COME on.

    • they can’t cuz Spiderman is owned by another company, along with X-Men and Fantastic Four.

      • They should just make Tobey Maguire do an uncredited walk on appearance at the SHIELD headquarters. He won’t be in the Spiderman costume, so they can’t SUE anybody… It will be implied simply through our memory of the fact that he played Spiderman 3 times.

        • Sorry, but that just sounds silly.

  3. I could tell you, but Jarvis won’t let me… ~Stark

  4. They could buy it back!

    • No, they just got to wait till the contracts run out till Marvel Studios get their properties back

    • You can’t just “buy something back” as easily as that.
      Contracts were made that are still legally binding. Plus the fact that Sony already have a sequel to TASM set for 2014 (so until the sequel’s finished, you can forget about it.)

      Also, why would Marvel Studios buy back Spider-Man? Sure, he’s their #1 character, but MS only does one movie at a time, and with their production queue already booked up till 2014 and a massive amount of characters that they’re already trying to get into production (Dr Strange, Luke Cage, Black Panther, GotG, Inhumans, etc. – not to mention sequels to their already successful franchises: IM, Cap, Thor, Hulk), they don’t really have the time to do a Spidey movie as well.

      • Well they probably could but Sony would, I guarantee you, quote some unreasonable price (say 4 billion), citing potential lost revenues, blah, blah blah. Disney has some deep pockets but I don’t think it would be worth it.

        It’s better to just sit back and hope that TASM fails to capture an audience so they will stop pursuing it as a viable franchise.

        I also think if they were going to outright buy the rights to something back it would be the Fantastic Four because of the more family orientated nature of the group.

        • That’s pretty much the central message I was trying to get across: “Disney has some deep pockets but I don’t think it would be worth it.”
          I have no doubt that TASM will be a great movie, so I think it’s gonna be a while yet before we see Spidey fighting along side the Avengers.

          I agree with you though, if they WERE to buy back a property, it should be the FF.

      • Tell that to DISNEY, in fact, go ask them what they feel owning the Marvel characters is worth.

        “$4,000,000,000.00″ That is what they will tell you.

        • You keep bringing up how much Disney payed for Marvel Entertainment, but I really don’t see what that has to do with the movies.
          Marvel Entertainment is an excellent investment and a company that surely makes a lot of cash (seeing as how they overcharge us for all those comics ;)), but as I’ve told you before, “buying back” Spider-Man from Sony won’t work financially.
          It’s best for the company’s sake to wait until the rights (inevitably) revert back.

  5. If there is ANYTHING at all that hints to T’challa being in future movies I will probably just run around the theater unable to control myself

    Please… Black Panther before all else. He should be a priority. WAY before Pym/Wasp and the freaking Guardians of the Galaxy.

    He is a classic Avengers member and is just a straight up BOSS.

    • I hope if it does turn out to be a reference to Black Panther that I am not in the same theater as you. :)

    • Maybe it’s a funny cameo where Stark runs into Christian Bale and tells him he’s a fan of Batman then says too bad he doesn’t really exist like Iron Man:)

  6. Wolverine.

  7. Whwre did it say ant man???

  8. T’Challa would be great–but I would be more thrilled with the addition of Ms. Marvel. We need more fem on this team!

  9. It never said anything about antman!!!

    • There were two mentions of Edgar Wright.

  10. Ant man?

  11. I still hope that in the futre do new hulk movies anna i hope to see ironman 3,thor 2 captain america 2, as well doctor strange movies and the avengers 2 will ave other superhero that will appears in the avengers as weel the vilain for the avengers 2.

    • Reading that is like listening to a Micro Machines commercial.

      I’ll be curious to see who they cast as Dr. Strange. There are a few compelling look-alikes that have acting chops.

      • After viewing a few of his more obscure movies and his current age, I always thought Johnny Depp would be a good Dr.Strange.

  12. I think they’re finally going to introduce Thunder Frog yah look it up he’s a real character … fingers crossed fingers crossed!

  13. pleasebehowardtheduckpleasebehowardtheduckpleasebehowardtheduck!

    • Hahaha, this is funny because I have talked with friends about a rated R Howard like he was in the black and white magazine format (where he was first seen in bed with Beverly). Just find a nice hot redhead for her…

  14. Intro to Avengers 2. Woooo!

  15. antman designing his new toy…..ultron!

  16. According to Yahoo Movies, the studio isn’t outright denying this extra scene was shot but the director and Marvel Studios head Kevin Fringe and both playing this off as the two actors being “clowns”


    • Given that the studios pay boatloads of money to acquire the rights to these characters, hoping to make huge profits on it, I don’t see it likely that they’ll lend out characters to other studios. It just never happens that way.

      Mark Ruffalo is a great actor, he’s the best when playing vulnerable characters (which is what Banner) is. Norton wasn’t asked back for The Avengers for a very good reason. In The Incredible Hulk, he wanted to change the script and didn’t follow direction. Yes TIH is a great movie, I love it, but I also acknowledge that for a film with a cast like The Avengers, you need someone who works well with others and will play for the team.

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  20. Going back to reversion of properties, it doesn’t mean it’s gonna automatically happen. If a studio is willing to plop out a film within their deadlines, they retain the film rights, so you may be long gone before their is a united Marvel Universe where you can get a full fledge to cameo appearance (or verbal mention) of the other franchises. Marvel has tried buying back and trading incentives for licensed use of characters, but there would be nothing like having a movie where in New York, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and Spidey all show up for the big bad (they might not stay, or maybe the movie is an initiative project where their separate films collide in the teamup movie (which can not happen at this time).