Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Marvel Officially Announces Filing of Avengers: Age of Ultron to Take Place in South Korea

While we've known for some time now that parts of Avengers: Age of Ultron would be filmed in South Korea, Marvel put out an official announcement today that gives us a little insight into just what they'll be filming.
According to the release today at Marvel's website, "key elements" of the sequel will be filmed in the South Korean capital city of Seoul.

In the release, Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige said, "South Korea is the perfect location for a movie of this magnitude because it features cutting-edge technology, beautiful landscapes and spectacular architecture..." While actor Mark Ruffalo denied the rumors of filming in South Korea, it was reported a while back that a brief part of the sequel would take place there, with filming in the Gangnam and Gyeonggi-do Districts. It's most likely that these are the scenes involving Korean actress Kim Soo Hyun, who was cast in the film a while back as a villain who will play a role in Ultron "waking up and wreaking havoc in the surrounding area."

Gyeonggi-do District, South Korea

Gangnam District, South Kora
Yoo Jinryong, the minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism of the Republic of Korea added, "We're very excited to have the production in Korea, and also expect this to serve as the footsep of many more opportunities yet to come...

Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently filming in Johannesburg, South Africa and the release confirms the movie will also film scenes in Aosta Valley, Italy where they are said to be using the Bard Fort, pictured below. It's been rumored that Joss Whedon has also chosen some other locations in Italy in which to film scenes. Whedon has said the sequel to 2012's Avengers is "very much a global Avengers film" which will explore the teams' "place not just in America, but the world."

Source: Marvel.com