‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Cast Adds Korean Actress Kim Soo-hyun

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There’s still over a year to go before we can finally see the highly anticipated superhero team-up sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters, but even with minimal footage to go on the hype train is chugging heartily along. Filming began about a month ago in South Africa and the cast and crew will visit multiple locations around the world as production continues – including, London, Seoul and Italy’s Aosta Valley.

The movie’s title is something of a giveaway for the new antagonist, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron will also feature many new characters including sibling superheroes Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision and Thomas Kretschmann as Baron von Strucker.

Concrete information regarding The Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s plot has been understandably difficult to come by, but with filming already underway a new cast member has just been announced. Korean actress Kim Soo-hyun (not to be confused with the other Kim Soo-hyun), who also goes by the name Claudia Kim, confirmed her entry into the Marvel cinematic universe this week on Twitter (translation courtesy of CBM):

“After a long wait, I’m happy to be back with great news. I have a lot to do ahead of me, but for now, the words ‘Welcome to the Marvel Universe’ are amazing and kind of overwhelming. I was a fan of Marvel Comics, and if you really like something, looks like fate can make it happen.”

Kim Soo hyun with Marvel comics Avengers: Age of Ultron Cast Adds Korean Actress Kim Soo hyun

Obviously the Marvel Universe is a pretty big place and with a number of Marvel movies in the pipeline Kim could have been referring to any of several upcoming films. Things were cleared up, however, when a Marvel official confirmed in a phone call to OSEN that Kim has been cast in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, though revealing the role she’s playing would give away too much about the plot:

“It would be a spoiler, so we can’t tell you which character Kim Soo-hyun will play. Marvel always prohibits telling too much about the story. Her character is already decided and the scene is already written so we cast Kim Soo-hyun, but we can’t let you know about her character. We only can say that her character is a substantial supporting role.”

Substantial” suggests that Kim will be more than just a background character and that The Avengers: Age of Ultron may even be setting her up for a bigger role in future Marvel features. Her involvement in the film has been rumored for a while, and according to those rumors she may be playing a doctor with connections to Ultron, who is tasked with Tony Stark’s medical care. There’s not too much to go on right now, but feel free to speculate on Kim’s character in the comments.

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Source: Claudia Kim, OSEN (via CBM)

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  1. [SPOILER ALERT] …maybe
    Ok, assuming her asian look, and all the current event in the marvel movie universe happened and yet/leading to the next installment.
    I’m gonna say, she’s going to play MANTIS a.k.a. CELESTIAL MADDONA.
    The character clicks in every angle to the current plot they are going to (Age of Ultron, Guardian of the galaxy and Thanos story).
    Although… We’re still missing ZODIAC, LYBRA & KANG if we want to go technical to the mythos of her character.
    Which, the studio might tweak here and there like the ULTRON current origin to save more time and more efficiently progress to the next phase.
    Which, might lead to her character casting which i’ll address later on.
    So maybe, instead of ZODIAC, they gonna blend her origin (parents/birth) with HYDRA. And instead of LYBRA, they might use Baron von Strucker as her father. So on so forth…
    So back to her casting, fans will know that MANTIS is an asian descent. A vietnamese to be exact. So why would you cast a korean for her character? “oh it doesn’t matter, all you asian look alike, Chinese, vietnamese, Japanese, korean, no one gonna notice” you racist ass know who you are. Yeah, you’re wrong. Korean don’t look anything like them vietnamese.
    So reasons maybe because: (for you who doesn’t know) Korean stuff especially K-Pop/K-Idol is a big deal now through out asia (and maybe the world) maybe marvel (read:disney) want to cash in or grab these market. You know the money will be pouring in from these countries. And these idol or actresses they have like their fan base down to the fanatic kind; it’s crazy i tell you. I think there’s a documentary about this K-idol phenomenon.
    They are already a well known international artists in their own way… Another good reason, Try naming a famous vietnamese actress or actor you know? (yeah.. Exactly)
    Or maybe some wound still have not heal? using anything vietnam-ish might effect your decision to visit the cinema?

    So yeah, why not tweak her origin a little to a korean descent? They’ve done it for Ultron (way more established and solid mythos and a well recognized character as well)
    Why not MANTIS a.k.a. CELESTIAL MADDONA? Especially if you’re not to familiar with the character in the first place.

    Yeah… Tell me what you think?

    Oh, by the way… Is she gonna be green skin in this version? (concidering she might be a tie-in character as well for GoTG)

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  3. So, in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Volume 5, it states that the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes the Avengers, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America films, and excludes the Spider-Man, X-Men, Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four, Blade, Daredevil, and Elektra flicks, takes place on Earth-199999 as opposed to the Comic Books which take place on Earth-616. I find this rather interesting, as it allows me; a hardcore Comic Book collector, to more readily accept the changes to continuity and character origins, since they do not take place in the same Universe. It is similar to having the Ultimate Universe, which is Earth-1610, or the Universe used for the 1990′s X-Men cartoon, which is Earth-92131. I find this refreshing. I know it’s probably odd, but it puts me at ease to know that it has been labeled a separate Universe, and this means the changes to storylines and characters can be a surprise to me and I can enjoy it without feeling any sort of lingering dissatisfaction. Just wanted to put that out there.

  4. Someone pointed out at CBM that she might be playing MONICA CHANG who was an important figure in The Avengers A.I.

    I personally believe this one, considering Chang can be a Korean/Chinese name and she’s related to Hank Pym and Ultron :D

    • http://www.comicvine.com/monica-chang/4005-69702/

      That’s a good link to see more info about Monice Chang, and it’s highly likely this is the character because she’s also in the Ultimate, teams up with Vision too, and Avengers A.I. is a spin off from… *drumrolls* Age of Ultron :D.

  5. what if she is just playing the Dry Cleaning lady

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  10. This is a theory. She is going to be White Fox since Marvel is bringing this character from Korea to the USA and Avengers. This may be what they have in store for her.