CAPTAIN AMERICA Reshoot In Times Square Yesterday (Spoilers!)

Even some of the basic facts of this story are a bit spoilerish, so if you don’t want to know, read no further.

Yesterday, Captain America: The First Avenger had some pick-up shooting, filming a scene in the heart of New York City’s Times Square. Hopefully, Marvel Studios didn’t think that filming a scene in one of the most heavily traveled couple of blocks of real estate would go unnoticed in the midst of a holiday weekend because lots of photos and video have sprung up over night.

As you can see, the shoot was for a scene featuring actor Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, AKA Captain America, having a discussion with Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury.

Since Captain America is supposed to be set in World War Two and this version of Nick Fury apparently only exists in the modern day*, it may be safe to assume that Cap’s trip to the present via suspended animation happens in this film and not in next summer’s The Avengers, as some have speculated. (In the comics, Captain America’s first modern day appearance was in an early issue of The Avengers, when his frozen body was discovered, thawed out and revived by the superhero team.) The scene isn’t much, just the two actors standing and talking, but it does end with a handshake, which leads me to conclude that this will probably be the film’s post-credits scene and Fury is offering Cap membership in the Avengers.

You’ll notice someone pop in around the 1:11 mark and hand Fury a folder. I’m pretty sure that’s Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, who’ve already seen in the two Iron Man films and who will be in the upcoming Thor next month.

We’ll find out if I’m right on July 22, when Captain America opens in theaters.

* In one version of Fury in the comics, he fought in World War Two but has lived and remained active through the century and up until today thanks to something called the “Infinity Formula” which has slowed his body’s aging.

Via Coming Soon.

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