JOSS WHEDON Apologizes to South Koreans for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Shoot
CREDIT: Marvel Studios
Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon might be planning some major old school pyrotechnics as the 2015 film continues principal photography over the next two weeks. Whedon took the unusual step of posting a YouTube video (below) addressed to the citizen of Seoul, Korea, preemptively apologizing for disruptions that the production’s on location shoot in that city is likely to cause.
Expressing gratitude and excitement to be shooting some “exciting” action scenes in the South Korean capital, Whedon went on to say, “We are going to mess it up and inconvenience some people for a few days, and I apologize for that. I know what that’s like, I live in Los Angeles, it happens to me all the time and it’s not fun”
“We love this movie, we love your city, and having the two of them together will show the city to the world in a light that I don’t think it’s been shown, certainly not in America,” Whedon continued.
The Seoul shoot, reportedly occurring March 30 through April 14, is expected to involve the closures off a number of bridges and areas of the city.
Whether Marvel is genuinely concerned about disruption, or trying to virally backdoor awareness of the sequel’s very international production is anyone's guess (recall last week’s set photos from Aosta, Italy included official Getty images - that means they were very likely invited), but either way expect international locales to be a regular element of Marvel Cinematic Universe films moving forward, as the Marvel brand continues to build momentum around the world.