Pre-CGI HULK Smashes Cars In Set Videos And Pics From AGE OF ULTRON’s South African Shoot
Although no primary cast members for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron are on location in Johannesburg, South Africa as filming takes place, some set videos and pictures featuring a pre-CGI Hulk going berserk have found their way online. The Johannesburg shoot is wrapping up as everyone prepares to pack up and head to Italy, but one big Hulk scene was filmed before calling it a week. Most of the action sequences in the area were filmed in secrecy, but this is just one thing that the crew just couldn’t keep on the down low.
The ever vigilant MarvelFreshman at CBM scoured the web and found some Instagram videos and pictures from the Johannesburg shoot. One of the Instagram-ers described what they knew of the scene you see presented in the pics. They said “I could see some sort of action scene where Hulk was battling someone but not too sure who it was. I could make it out clearly because they use a huge green head whenever they’re filming Hulk scenes. They used a guy dressed normally but had on a backpack with 2 iron poles holding up Hulk’s chest..and then he was doing whatever he had to do…scaring the people.” It looks like Hulk might even get thrown into a truck or two as the extras run and flee the scene of the battle. You can see the big model head in the description in the video below.
The Johannesburg shoot was said to be for the first 10 minutes or so of Avengers: Age of Ultron, so it seems like a few of those 10 will be given to a Hulk fight early in the film. Whether it really is for the first part of the film or a segment of the film’s bombastic finale, we’ll have to wait and see. Everything does point to Mark Ruffalo having a much larger role this time around though. Hopefully this opens the floodgates for set videos/pics and more find their way online as things move to Italy. Avengers: Age of Ultron lands in theaters May 1st, 2015. What do you think about our first look at the production?