THE AVENGERS Are Going Global; AGE OF ULTRON To Shoot In Italy And South Korea Too

THE AVENGERS <i>Are</i> Going Global; AGE OF ULTRON To Shoot In Italy And South Korea Too

We've already heard from the director himself that The Avengers sequel will be a global film, but now we have two additional shooting locations for precision - South Korea and Italy. Check it out!

"It's very much a global Avengers film," revealed Joss Whedon last year when he was asked about the scale of the Age of Ultron. "A lot of the movie has to do with their place not just in America, but the world," he added, which makes today's news very much welcomed. According to badtaste, it was announced this morning that, in addition to the United Kingdom and South Africa, filming for the anticipated Marvel sequel will take place in the northern region of Italy. More precisely, the 19th-century rectangular fortress in "Fort Bard and Aosta Valley will act as a 'set' of many scenes" in the Age of Ultron. This announcement apparently came from the President of the Region of Valle d'Aosta. And considering the European background of Earth's Mightiest Heroes' newest recruits, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, played by actors Alan Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen in the film, the aforementioned filming location could very well be their initial setting in the movie.

UPDATE: Some additional details from the above press conference have been revealed via @micky_402. "During the past year there was an ongoing exchange with the production, that visited the region many times. Besides Bard, where the main unit will shoot, filming will take place also in Aosta, Donnas, Point-St-Martin and Verres, all locations chosen by Joss Whedon."

Meanwhile, reports surfaced earlier this week that The Avengers: Age of Ultron was also setting sights on South Korea. While Bruce Banner/Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo has declared that there are no plans "at the moment" to shoot in Korea ("although the Marvel universe is big"), the film's representatives apparently confirmed to both KDramaStar and Allkpop that it was deemed official. "At least 10 to 15 minutes of The Avengers sequel will take place in Gangnam and Gyeonggi-do. One of Korea's top production teams has already been chosen to work with the Hollywood film production crew." What neither of the two credible Korean sites could confirm was the other rumor mentioned that a Korean actress was being sought for a villain role involving the titular villain Ultron "waking up and wreaking havoc in the surrounding area." What do you think?

(left: Bard Fort in the Aosta Valley region of Italy; right: Gangnam District in South Korea

The Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, with Samuel L. Jackson and James Spader. The anticipated film is set to release on May 1, 2015.
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marvel72 - 1/24/2014, 7:36 AM
sounds like "avengers world" to me.
Nubase - 1/24/2014, 7:36 AM
wow! avengers is the only movie to go global lol
NightWatcher - 1/24/2014, 7:36 AM
Im trying to peace this all together....
superotherside - 1/24/2014, 7:37 AM
Avengers was a global film too, so I'd expect the sequel to make it even more so.

Can't wait for it though. Perhaps they'll hint to Black Panther.
VISIONaryNPa - 1/24/2014, 7:38 AM
shit just got real.
Jollem - 1/24/2014, 7:38 AM
why not north korea?
MrCBM56 - 1/24/2014, 7:39 AM
This all sounds awesome!
MrCBM56 - 1/24/2014, 7:40 AM
If they're going to be going all around the world, that must mean the'yr getting another quinjet.
VISIONaryNPa - 1/24/2014, 7:40 AM
so you're telling me... They're going to be filming in South Korea, London (sound stage)/backdrop?, South Africa, and the US?

kevberg - 1/24/2014, 7:41 AM
this was announced last week.

ezio619 - 1/24/2014, 7:41 AM
Jollem - 1/24/2014, 7:41 AM
carmen sandiego did it first
Nomis - 1/24/2014, 7:41 AM
Avengers International!
DefcoN - 1/24/2014, 7:42 AM
SpiderParker - 1/24/2014, 7:43 AM
Wait, there's a place called Gangnam?
themidnightking - 1/24/2014, 7:43 AM
ezio619 - 1/24/2014, 7:45 AM
WAIT...did they say Gangnam( i hope to god that dumb story of ultron being created by a company in Gangnam is not true,im fine,perfectly fine with tony creating ultron,but then again whedon did say that the MCU version of ultrons origin comes from the avengers that we already know so..yeah)

so yeah anyway

Dinotron - 1/24/2014, 7:45 AM
MrCBM56 - 1/24/2014, 7:48 AM
I wonder what company will create Ultron?
McNyagano - 1/24/2014, 7:49 AM

MrCBM56 - 1/24/2014, 7:50 AM

ezio619 - 1/24/2014, 7:53 AM
I CANNOT WAIT FOR JAMES SPADER AS ULTRON, JUST TO HEAR HIS VOICE IS GONNA SPINECHILLING...... this clip made me so damn convice they had cast the perfect person to play one of my favorite villains in comics EVER!!!

JordanKing - 1/24/2014, 7:54 AM
More proof actors have no shame in lying through their (in this case) Hulk sized teeth.
MercwithMouth - 1/24/2014, 7:56 AM
I cannot wait for filming to start! I want set pics! I want to see just how sexy Elizabeth Olsen will be as Scarlet Witch!
Jollem - 1/24/2014, 7:58 AM
justin hammer will create ultraman
ezio619 - 1/24/2014, 7:58 AM
Jordanking-well they ultimately are just actors, they are people higher up then them so if they know something and the higher ups dont want them to tel anyway, they cant, they havea contract with them
McNyagano - 1/24/2014, 7:58 AM

"I wonder what company will create Ultron?"

Shield probably.
ezio619 - 1/24/2014, 7:58 AM
Jollem-no jollem no.... Justin Hammer IS Ultraman
heisei24 - 1/24/2014, 8:00 AM
Is it just me or this movie will end in disappointment?
Dinotron - 1/24/2014, 8:05 AM
don't know where you get that vibe from, its just you
JordanKing - 1/24/2014, 8:06 AM
@ezio619 I doubt anybody was holding a gun to his head. This was on twitter, not a face to face interview or such. Sometimes it's best not to say anything at all. I bet the people higher up would love that even more.
GodzillaKart - 1/24/2014, 8:08 AM
Hope it is great! Certainly has a lot to live up to. Very excited about Spader. The Black List is currently my favorite show. I think he will be fantastic in the role.
wcwpoet - 1/24/2014, 8:09 AM
Can't Wait for THIS!
DaVinci31 - 1/24/2014, 8:09 AM
GodzillaKart - 1/24/2014, 8:09 AM
@blackandyellow: Is Shield American...or an international military force?
TelaVizion - 1/24/2014, 8:10 AM
They should be name dropping other heroes to show that not only NYC has heroes. Make use of tvs and posters and stuff about other heroes.
MsDarkPhoenix - 1/24/2014, 8:11 AM
Italy?? That's like right next to Greece! How much do you think the plane tickets will cost?? I want to go!!! I'll just walk around, pretend I'm part of the movie, steal a script and run away!
JokersBoners - 1/24/2014, 8:11 AM
The bad guy from Pretty in Pink?! Awesome!!!! Who is Ultron?
GodzillaKart - 1/24/2014, 8:12 AM
@B&Y: Yeah, I guess you're right.
ezio619 - 1/24/2014, 8:12 AM
Jordanking-it doesnt matter if its on twitter on an interview, they still cant say and plus they cant confirm or deny anything either so if ruffalo hadnt answered that question and said no comment, reading between the lines, thats more likely true so having a direct answer,if it is a lie just quells the news for awhile,just my opinion
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