13/04/2012 09:24 BST | Updated 13/06/2012 06:12 BST

Robert Downey Jr Reveals The Avengers ARE Still Shooting Film, Despite Premiere Been And Gone!

Superheroes The Avengers haven't finished saving the world just yet - they are still filming despite the movie's looming release date.

Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Samuel L. Jackson joined the other cast members at the eagerly awaited film's world premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday, before talking to journalists at the junket the following day.

Downey, Jr. dropped a bombshell at the press conference when he let slip that the cast would be stepping back in front of the cameras to shoot a scene "later that night".

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Director Joss Whedon attempted to play down the claims, but Ruffalo later confirmed the news, telling The Playlist: "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.' So I'm like, 'All right, when are we doing that?' 'Today after we're done.'"

The Avengers is due for release on 26 April, under the revised title of Avengers Assemble. Here's a sneak peek, below along wih some snaps...

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