Marvel’s The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron hasn’t started shooting in Seoul, South Korea. However, Joss Whedon is already apologizing for the Marvel movie! Why?
According to Kotaku, filming for the sequel begins on March 30, 2014. It, however, brings a major inconvenience for the citizens. Joss Whedon is receiving a lot of cooperation with the country for the film, something never been done before, either Hollywood or domestic. For example, Whedon will be utilizing the Mapo Bridge, so the country is closing it on March 30th, from 6 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. According to Yahoo Movies, the U.S. Embassy of Seoul tweeted last week:
“Avengers 2 starts shooting in Seoul on March 30. If you see a big green man, don’t be afraid.”
Joss Whedon will also utilize other parts of the city, which will also be shut down until April 7th when shooting finishes. Whedon probably understands this will cause issues for the people, but the majority of the country does understand that cooperation for the production is very important. On a MBN television poll, 55.8% said the country has to support the film’s production.
Nevertheless, Joss Whedon is expressing his gratitude and sincerity to the people of Seoul, South Korea. Whedon thanked them for being understanding and apologized for shutting down certain parts of the city. Whedon exampled his current city, citing how frustrating it is for him whenever there is a shutdown of primary roadways.
Pertaining to the film, Joss Whedon is directing about twenty minutes of footage set in South Korea. The new Marvel movie will also feature Korean actress, Kim Soo Hyun. Kim’s role is that of a doctor/scientist who is friends with Tony Stark.
Avengers: Age of Ultron, reunites the cast, including Marvel’s most bankable star, Robert Downey Jr., and is expected to release on May 1, 2015. Joss Whedon, is of course directing.