‘Avengers 2′ International Shooting Locations Confirmed

Published 9 months ago by , Updated February 19th, 2014 at 12:10 am,

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is already in production and the first set videos and images hit the web early this week, already revealing spoilerish moments from The Avengers’ next adventure.

So far we know that the team will have to re-assemble to battle the threat of Ultron, an intelligent robot run amok (played by James Spader). We also know that some other famous Marvel characters will be making their debut in the sequel, including brother/sister pair Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen); Baron Wolfgang von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann), who will be a minor villain in the film; and the android character Vision, who will be played by the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S., Paul Bettany.

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We also heard early on that Avengers 2 would be a lot more international in scope, and today we can confirm that will indeed be the case. Marvel has put out an official press release, which announces the production’s imminent arrival in Seoul, South Korea, while also confirming the other international locations that will be featured as part of the movie. Among the locations mentioned:

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Aosta Valley, Italy
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Johannesburg, South Africa (obviously)

None of this is a surprise; Marvel Studios has been at the forefront of embracing the international film markets, setting up productions like Thor 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy over in the UK, or using film like Iron Man 3 to make a big push into the Chinese market. The studio has also made the surprising move of releasing their tentpoles in overseas markets first, drumming box office profits (and usually spoilers) before the films ever hit stateside; in the case of Captain America: The First Avenger, they even altered the title so that international audiences would embrace “The First Avenger” without being put-off by “Captain America.”

It’s a global industry now, and Marvel is certainly playing a worldwide game.

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For fans, these locations will inspire a bit of fun debate about what we might be seeing in terms of secondary characters, or seeds being planted in the Marvel Movieverse that could bloom into exciting things down the line. (The biggest theory being that the Africa segment could be used to introduce a setting like Wakanda and/or a character like Black Panther.)

That all remains to be seen, of course – but for now, check out the official press release from Marvel:

Marvel Studios announced today that the highly anticipated super hero sequel Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will film key elements of the movie in the capital city of Seoul. Bringing production of this significant motion picture to Korea will create jobs for local extras, crews and vendors which will benefit the local film industry in South Korea.

“South Korea is the perfect location for a movie of this magnitude because it features cutting-edge technology, beautiful landscapes and spectacular architecture,” said Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios and producer of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” “We would especially like to thank the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) for making it possible for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ to come to Korea.”

“We’re very excited to have the production in Korea, and also expect this to serve as the footstep of many more opportunities yet to come,” says minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism of Republic of Korea, Yoo Jinryong.

In addition to Korea, where the number of fans of Marvel Studios’ films has grown since the release of “Iron Man,” the international production schedule for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” includes locations in London, United Kingdom, where the production will be based, as well as Johannesburg, South Africa; and Aosta Valley, Italy, with additional locations to be announced.

Directed by Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers”), the film returns its iconic cast, including Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man 3,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Chris Hemsworth (“Thor: The Dark World,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Thor, Mark Ruffalo (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Now You See Me”) as Hulk, Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner (“American Hustle,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,”) as Hawkeye, and Samuel L. Jackson (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Nick Fury. Joining the cast are Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Godzilla,” “Kick Ass 2″) as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen (“Godzilla”) as Scarlet Witch and James Spader (“The Blacklist,” “Lincoln”) as Ultron.

Set for release in the United States on May 1, 2015, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is produced by Kevin Feige. Executive Producers are Louis D’Esposito, Jeremy Latcham, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, and Jon Favreau.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in U.S. theaters on April 4th, 2014, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st, 2014, The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1st, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17th, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6th, 2016, July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017.

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  1. sounds all good so far

  2. More movies need to follow this approach, and it really is long overdue. The comics takes readers around the world, so why not the motion picture?

  3. Yep, I could understand dropping “Captain America” from the title of his first movie for obvious reasons but I still hated the fact they changed the team movie title to “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” to avoid confusion with the poor reboot of the 60s TV show The Avengers (not that anyone would get confused at all).

    Not to mention, European DVD/Blu Ray collectors had to buy the US release of The Avengers because they neglected to add most of the extras for the non-US audience.

    Anyway, makes sense. ILM recently set up a permanent studio in London and Pinewood Studios recently expanded out of London to set up another base in Cardiff, Wales to avoid clashing with other movies being filmed on their sound stages.

  4. I love the “Aosta Valley” mention like it’s a city…

  5. i find it odd that by changing the title from Captain America to The First Avenger actually brought in more money…i would understand if the movie was called Your Country Sucks, but is the name America really that offensive to other people, plus the comics are as American as McDonalds (i was gonna say apple pie)

    • Well, I’d say that with movies being more mainstream to Joe Public than comic books are, more people in the UK will have heard of the movie and not the actual comic books.

      Also, there’s been a constant anti-US feeling since Iraq in 2003, which is why pro-US or war movies like Lone Survivor do really badly in the UK (LS opened 6th a few weeks ago and got some pretty bad reviews too for not knowing whether to be pro-war or anti-war according to British critics).

      • what was the title released under in the UK…i find this interesting sorry

      • UK guy here. Just wanted to clear up the whole issues for people over the pond. Firstly Lone Survivor didn’t do well over here for several reasons. One it was up against films like Wolf of Wallstreet and 12 years a slave. Secondly it barely got any advertisement apart from the odd trailer on tv.

        Secondly about the whole First Avenger thing. I get why they did it but pretty much the majority of people over in the UK wouldn’t of paid much attention to that. Everyone over here just called it Captain America in interviews or on TV, chatting to friends etc etc. I really wouldn’t read that much into it.

        On the other hand the Avengers Assembled was hammered into people at the time to make sure it was in no way compared or linked to the god awful remake film.

        Hope that helps

    • Why would anyone outside of America be thrilled or excited at “Captain America”. It implies the target demographic and kind of excludes everyone else. It may not be intentional but that’s the result. By changing the name to “the first avenger” they are including all possible audiences. Im sure the name doesnt offend foreign audiences but it doesnt really welcome them either. For example the euro cup in soccer. Outside of europe that tournament means nothing. The world cup however is all inclusive.

      • so a soldier running around wrapped in the American flag rocking a shield painted in the american flag set in WW2 fighting the Nazi`s didn`t stop them.

        or are you saying they didn`t see a trailer or advertisement before entering the theatre.

    • Anyone of any nationality or country who thinks the name of America is bad in any way can “Yank My Doodle, It’s A Dandy!”
      God Bless America! If you don’t love it, you can shove it!

      • Well, that’s the thing.

        Some of us do still like America a lot but the country is seen more than ever as an interfering, war-mongering nation too primitive to let go of their guns rather than have tighter gun control to prevent more needless deaths and can’t figure out a way to provide affordable healthcare without arguing about it.

        I guess the US has a lot of making up to do on the world stage so we can put our full attention on nations deserving of hatred.

        • Oh yeah we’re all a bunch of primitive rednecks wearing our camo, drinking cheap beer, chewing tobacco, and scratching our butts. Just look at the idiots who were born here! Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Michael Bloomberg, John D. Rockefeller, Thomas Edison, William Randolph Hurst, Stephen Spielberg, oh and can’t forget Walt Disney. The majority of the population lives around a developed urban metropolis, the stereotypes you’re referring to only exist in sparsely populated regions of the nation.

          Do you not understand for many of us, universal health care is against our political views? It’s not that we can’t figure out how to provide public healthcare, it’s that a large portion of the country wants to keep it privatized. Don’t comment on what’s going on here if you don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.

        • I am a Republican, not a Democrat, and disagree with most everything Obama and alot of our Congressmen (in both parties) in both the Senate and House of Representatives are doing. There are a few politicians who are genuinely trying against overwhelming incompetent odds stacked against them.
          Now, what would I do if I were suddenly President, as far as some of the other countries are concerned? Wow, need a lifetime presidency to deal with that one. But I would get together with some of our staunchest allies (Great Britain, Israel, Australia, Canada, a host of others) and say, “Look, there are good guy nations (ie: governments/administrations) and bad-guy ones, and in the interest of the World neighborhood, we are going to get rid of those who would threaten peace: tyrants, dictators, geo-political thugs, those who practice genocide and torture as a national policy. I would not offer sanctuary to those who are as bad as Hitler, and would absolutely practice regime-change. North Korea, Syria, and Iran would be the first three to go, immediately. If that meant political assassination, so be it. Violate their sovereign borders? What borders? No place to hide and zero tolerance from the civilized world for these guys. I would have no problem with a coalition of “good guy nations” starting several wars at once, and believe me we would finish them fast and definitevely as well. I would overthrow those governments by force of arms (I would give them exactly 24 hours to capitulate and surrender, before we conquered them with a capital “Conk”! No futzing and twaddling about with sanctions and negotiations. “The missles are pointed at your capitals, and WILL be launched if that is what it takes. NOW we’ll negotiate; it’s called you surrender”. Believe me, it sounds like the Hawk’s hawk, but it would work (most would say bring it, and we would indeed bring it like nothing anyone had seen before). And what of nations like China and Russia? pee-dinks in my opinion (granted, pee-dinks with big armies and weapons, but that would not make me stand down. The Free World would take them on also, if necessary). Sometimes war is necessary, even if no one likes it. Otherwise you get everything from Hitler to Genghis Khan to every other dictator and tyrant and psycho leader you can imagine. I do not mean everyone who disagrees with us should be subjugated, far from it, but when you look at political systems, governments, and religions who practice some of the atrocities that are out there just in the last 100 years or less, my God, it’s beyond horrifying, and since we are all on this planet together, it is up to us to police ourselves, no matter what it takes. And if that means a world war, then let it come, to paraphrase Patrick Henry. America and it’s allies are not out to destroy any well-meaning nation or change them into USA clones, but there are basic human rights. Can anyone honestly look at the gulags in North Korea, which tortures, imprisons, starves, rapes, and robs it’s citizens, while the elite control untold wealth from counterfeiting money and goods, and drugs and arms sales, at the point of a gun? How about some of the Middle East countries like Iran, Iraq, some African countries as well as Syria and Somalia, where beheadings and torture and honor-killing and revenge-killings run rampant? Is this civilized? It has no place in a civilized or educated world. We need to stop the continual murders by freeing the gulags of North Korea. We need to stop Iran, even if we have to level it, before it aquires “The Bomb”…you think they won’t use it? Think again. As for Syria, originally we should have thrown Assad right off his magic flying carpet, but now that has become such a mish-mash of vying baddies on all sides that about the only solution is to “Kill ‘em all, let God sort ‘em out!”. There is no reason why we could not have stopped the government of Sudan from practicing genicide by placing our troops in between the villains and victims, but we turned the other cheek. We are guilty of looking the other way and therefore have alot for ourselves to atone for. I was slightly heartened to see a recent UN report pointing out some of the atrocities that run wild in North Korea. I hope this report gets some attention to this Hellhole. I do not see Americans, Israelis, the British, French, Canadians, Australians, etc. feeding their relatives to starving dogs, beheading people, blowing up innocent civilians in buses or using anyone as human shields. Again, we have a duty which is even spelled out in our Constitution and the speeches and great writings of some of our leaders. Freedom does not end in this world at our shores. It is where it begins, and should spread outward, with Liberty and Justice for all. If there were a beating, rape, burglary, robbery, or whatever in my neighborhood, I would not cringe and look the other way or flap my lips and shake my finger ineffectually about it..I would do something about it to prevent it. Same for all civilized countries in the World Neighborhood. The world is our only border, and we must as thinking, human, idealistic men, police it on all fronts. Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Truer words have seldom been spoken.

          • Ummm, this is a movie website. Go write a letter to Obama if youre so hurt.

            • Not hurt, but you are right…better to keep the focus on movies, books, comics, etc. I tend to get up on my soapbox a bit when it comes to politics.

          • Insurmountable wall of political text defeats me!

            • Simple version:
              America and co. are good guys.
              Lots of others aren’t.
              I am Captain America.
              Let’s conquer the world of baddies and clean house royally.
              There, that about does it.

          • We can all be grateful your not in charge…

        • @ALL – Let’s divert away from world politics and get back to talking about the movie, please. We all know things can get heated when politics get involved.

          Thanks,
          Paul Young – Moderator

          • OK, Paul’s right, we could go in circles forever, and just get frustrated. He is Moderator, and calls the shots, so let’s all stand down, & let’s “get back to the show”.

        • We have nothing to make up for – the rest of the world can suck it if they don’t like ‘merica. So tired of people trying to pull down a country known for being the greatest nation on the planet.

          I’ll keep my gun rights, thanks. Please don’t try to speak on “gun control” with the issues overseas with strict laws. Sadly, most people overseas get what the MSM puts out about guns and gun issues. They leave out the fact the cities with the strictest gun control laws are the most violent cities in the US.

          • Agreed.

          • Wrong….

    • If you really like apple pie–and I do–try warming up a slice in the microwave and melting a slice of American or Cheddar cheese over the top until it is just kind of half-melted. Great simple eating…delicious, but watch out…might be hot and you don’t want to scald your tongue or roof of your mouth (been there, done that)!

    • It should be noted that Marvel didn’t *force* a title change for the first Captain America movie internationally, but simply made the *option* available for it to be called just “The First Avenger.”

      And then that title change was only made in *three* countries! Russia, the Ukraine, and, interestingly, South Korea.

      The logic behind keeping the full title after all was that the name recognition outweighed any distaste foreign audiences might have for a movie with “America” in the title, particularly when the actual content and look of the main character would already potentially offend in the same way.

      http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/03/soft-pedal-captain-america-overseas-hollywood-says-no/

      • thank you, it is understandable in ex commie countries but i also found it weird in S.Korea hmm, and i never knew the China thing about only showing 20 international releases per year, i guess thats why Iron Man added scenes to the story just for China to secure a release in the country and tap into that pool

  6. Since I currently live in Seoul, I will try to get set pictures!

  7. just because they’re filming in SA doesn’t mean they’re gonna gives us black panther.

    it’s like saying “so… they’re filming in london? so that means we’re gonna have captain britain!”

    • You are comparing apples to oranges.

      Black Panther was name dropped as a primary character to be in phase 2 possibly and phase 3. Captain Britain has not been mentioned by Marvel/Disney to be in Phase 2 or 3. Plus add that to observation that the video clip above looks like IT IS actually a scene in Africa (cars, people, environment) give the impression that SOMEWHERE in Africa is being portrayed. It is fairly legit to say that this movie will allude to, or introduce, Wakanda and/or Black Panther.

      Don’t be such a Debbie Downer…

  8. This is the spoor of a spammer. It must be hunted down and rammed down a toilet where that kind of trophy belongs. Musk of something, for sure!

    • There, they fixed it…someone dumped the stale spam down the garbage disposal. Thank you for deleting it. (grind, grind, grind.)

  9. This is going to be exciting!

  10. I just watched the leaked age of Ultron teaser trailer, it looks good, I was a big fan of the first movie.

    I watched the leaked trailer here in case anyone was wondering http://bit.ly/MRzfvf

  11. This sounds all cool and dandy…but what does it mean? Will the shots in africa be anything more than a one stop? What of korea or italy or london.

    The thing is unless its geared to the story I don’t think joe public really cares. They just don’t want to be confused when it comes movie time.

    Honestly I can’t think of any reason to shoot in africa besides for black panther.
    I’m just saying marvel tends to place all it eggs in one basket….new york. Its nothing against the world its just marvel is located in nyc.