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When employees of Medical Mutual of Ohio were cautioned there would be explosions outside their Cleveland offices Monday afternoon as part an Avengers battle scene, perhaps they should’ve been told really big explosions. Because, well, they were pretty massive — more than 100 blasts within three seconds, according to The Plain Dealer — with stunt actors fleeing from flipping cars and balls of smoke and flame.
The Plain Dealer has street-level video of the sequence, but the best footage comes from Medical Mutual employees, who captured the explosions from above, out the windows of their building on East Ninth Street. You can check them out below, along with a couple of photos from The Plain Dealer and Splash News Online. More can be found at the links.
Directed by Joss Whedon, The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgård. It opens on May 4, 2012.