This cellphone video of The Avengers shooting demonstrates terror and pandemonium on the streets of downtown Cleveland. Probably. We don’t actually see any Avengers, so it could just be a particularly bad Cleveland morning, but we’ll give the city the benefit of the doubt.
Cleveland seemed like a random, but inspired choice when it was announced as the primary filming location for The Avengers. Between this and Batman shooting in Pittsburgh, it would appear that midwestern chambers of commerce have a stranglehold on the comic book films.