Avengers on set destruction captured

Superhero smackdown preps collapsed buildings and trashed cars

Executive producer Patty Whitcher promised that the Cleveland shoot for Marvel's The Avengers would end with a bang, and it certainly seems to be heading that way.

Whitcher's “six days of mayhem” “with lots of explosions and car flipping” could be what's being prepped right now, as a street scene dressed to be New York has squashed cars and building debris lifted into place.

They say a picture tells a thousand words, so it should take you quite a while to read through these four images.

Personally, we reckon they shout just two words: "Hulk smash!"

The Avengers opens 4 May 2012.