THE AVENGERS Are Headed To South Africa
Back in May there were rumblings that Avengers: Age of Ultron would be filming in South Africa. Marvel was reportedly scouting locations for the Joss Whedon directed sequel, and today it seems there has been an indication that the studio has been approved. Locations are being finalized since filming begins three months from now. Besides filming in Marvel’s usual UK locations, the sequel will be going more global.
DCMarvelFreshman at CBM spotted an update on the more legitimate side of IMDB calling for extras in South Africa. Said the site:
[I]t appears they’ve probably received approval from the city as the Age of Ultron has added a South Africa-based extras casting coordinator, J.P. van der Merwe, to its production crew list on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).
The nature of the shoot is still unknown, but South Africa may be one of several international settings in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
That gives further confirmation to Joss Whedon’s comment that the sequel would see the team exploring their place on the world’s stage. It probably goes without mentioning, but the South Africa location also gives a little more heat to those Black Panther rumors. The film is pretty packed as far as new characters go (Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Baron Von Strucker, Ultron), so it might not be more than a mention or quick cameo from the Wakandan prince if anything at all. Ultron could have a Vibranium body, and we all know where the biggest mound of Vibranium is located. We’ll just have to wait and see, but this gives us a lot to think about. What are your thoughts about The Avengers making at least a quick stop in Africa?