PHOTOS: 'The Avengers' Assemble In New York's Central Park

Joss Whedon and his crew spent plenty of time destroying the streets of Cleveland as the burg doubled for New York City, but sometimes there's nothing like the real thing. Almost the full cast of The Avengers (Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Stellan Skarsgard and Mark Ruffalo) was filming at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park in Manhattan Friday and some really great photos have come online.

These don't spoil anything in particular but if you have been avoiding everything Avengers-related, you probably want to stay away. Potential spoilers (very small ones) follow.

Thanks to Celebuzz (via The Daily Blam) for these photos. Head there for several more but these are easily the best.

If you've made it this far you are probably fine with spoilers and so let me speculate this. I have a feeling this is from the very end of the movie, maybe after the final battle is done, and Thor and Loki are heading back to Asgard as they are the only two in full costume. I could be wrong, but that's what it looks like. (Hiddleston has said he's going to be in Thor 2, which slightly supports that interpretation.)

What do you think?