Wakanda To Play A Part In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON After All?
Will they or wont they, that’s the big question right now. If you would have asked earlier this morning the answer would have be no Joss Whedon and company will not be featuring Wakanda, home of Marvel superhero Black Panther, in The Avengers Age Of Ultron. However, there has been this will they wont they relationship with the filming in Johannesburg, South Africa that rivals that of Ross and Rachel on Friends. The always studious MarvelFreshman over at CBM has been tracking this information quite extensively, and stumbled on to the fact that, sorry fans, Wakanda will not be Johannesburg.
However, this does not spell the end of Wakanda in the film. Drew McWeeny over at Hitfix tweeted his response to one of MarvelFreshman’s excellently covered stories which had the title, ‘THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Starts Filming Tomorrow In South Africa; Location Not Wakanda’. His response was straight forward and to the point, “That is not correct.”
What does this mean? Is Johannesburg going to double for Wakanda? Based on what CBM dug up with the filming commission, it’s unlikely. But based on McWeeny’s tweet, who is said to be in possession of an early draft of the script, it does appear that Wakanda will be featured in the movie somehow. So this could mean that Black Panther may, and I stress MAY, make an appearance in the film.
Panther has been rumored to have his own film in development for years now, and with Wakanda possibly being featured in the second Avengers movie, this could provide the spring board the character needs jump off the pages and on to the big screen. Or, to be totally honest, this could mean nothing. Wakanda might just be getting a name drop in the film and some of the characters might film there, even though none of the stars are confirmed for the Johannesburg shoot. Whatever the case is, make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy for the latest.
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Source : CBM