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Filming of The Avengers moved from Cleveland, which doubled as Stuttgart, Germany, and New York City, to the real New York City, where scenes were shot over the weekend in midtown. Photos from Central Park provide us with a look at the largest public gathering yet of the ensemble cast, with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgård all on set (with director Joss Whedon). Warning: Potential spoilers, naturally!
We also get the clearest images to date of Renner’s Hawkeye costume, as well as an indication of Stan Lee’s cameo in The Avengers. As we can see from the photo, Lee and Evans are seated at different tables outside a coffee house, where Worst Previews reports Evans’ Steve Rogers is joined by an older man, believed to be a fellow World War II veteran.
According to The Daily Mail, there were several scenes staged around midtown, including a “disaster area” with burned-out cars and piled-up taxis, and, outside a building, wreckage of what’s believed to be the Avengers’ quinjet.
The Avengers, which opens May 4, 2012, also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg and Cobie Smulders.