Will Wakanda Be Visited In THE AVENGERS 2 After All?

South Africa's Johannesburg may not be doubling for Black Panther's advanced African nation in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it appears Wakanda could still be a setting in the sequel. Check it out

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 2/12/2014
As production on Avengers: Age of Ultron began covertly yesterday in Johannesburg, South Africa, it was declared by the Gauteng Film Commission not only that the location would appear in the first 10 minutes of the sequel, but also that it would be portrayed as itself, as opposed to some other costly or nonexistent location. This seemed to have dismissed the notion that Marvel Comics' technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda, and its esteemed Black Panther, would finally be embraced in the shared cinematic universe. That dismissal may have come too soon though.

Drew McWeeny of HitFix has taken to Twitter to possibly confirm that Wakanda will in fact be one of many settings in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. More specifically, in response to a tweet which had acknowledged CBM's coverage of filming kicking off in South Africa, but not for Wakanda, the journalist simply tweeted, "that is not correct." Is McWeeny suggesting that the claims of the Gauteng Film Commission are untrue? Probably not. In retrospect, the film commission technically said that The Avengers: Age of Ultron would be filming "Johannesburg as Johannesburg." Their announcement last month stated that, in addition to South Africa's largest city, the production would also be shooting in "other parts of the Gauteng province," which has 10 other cities that could certainly double for Wakanda (with the help of CGI of course). Nevertheless, there's still no guarantee that we'll see T'Challa, the Black Panther, but if accurate, it's great to know that Marvel Studios and Joss Whedon are laying groundwork for the Wakandian's debut. In other Age of Ultron news, Latino Review's El Mayimbe also took to Twitter recently to reveal that End of Watch actress/model Natalie Martinez "went in for a role" in The Avengers sequel. He then asked his 21.1 thousand followers "Is it for Ms. Marvel? Hawkeye's wife? Smaller role?" What do you think?



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 Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Spader. The film is set for release on May 1, 2015.
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TChalla - 2/12/2014, 12:09 PM
I have a very strong feeling Wakanda will feature in Avengers: 2...
Interestein - 2/12/2014, 12:09 PM
I hope Wakanda is referenced in the least. Can't think of who Martinez would be though.
Marvel1997 - 2/12/2014, 12:11 PM
In a very recent article it says that Kevin Fiege just said filming begins at the end of March... But apparently they started yesterday? Can someone clarify because I'm totally confused
TChalla - 2/12/2014, 12:11 PM
@Interestein I can see her as Ms. Marvel
Kurne - 2/12/2014, 12:12 PM
Martinez for Ms. Marvel wtf
DCMarvelFreshman - 2/12/2014, 12:13 PM
@Marvel1997 I believe he's referring to principal photography; scenes actually with the actors. They're shooting action photography sequences now. Probably just plates or establishing shots
driver - 2/12/2014, 12:13 PM
As far as I remember Wakanda looks grassy not dry and old as Joburg!
DrDoom - 2/12/2014, 12:15 PM
Wakanda plz
Hellsing - 2/12/2014, 12:16 PM
If Hawkeye has a wife in the movie then tumblr is going to crash
Marvel1997 - 2/12/2014, 12:16 PM
@DCMarvelFreshman- Oh ok Thanks.that makes a bit more sense.
Kurne - 2/12/2014, 12:17 PM
I thought Hawkeye saw better from a distance
knocturnalzen10 - 2/12/2014, 12:18 PM
i hope panther is in whedon's hands , maybe he'll write him better then the comics do. marvel has too many fox moments at times
TChalla - 2/12/2014, 12:19 PM
@Omega

Marvel1997 - 2/12/2014, 12:23 PM
For people saying that they want to see Black Panther ON Screen in AOU..... I don't think it is going to happen, I mean that would just be too much.. A brief reference or a quick glimpse of Wakanda Is good enough, and I think is the proper way they should take it.
MarvelWeiner - 2/12/2014, 12:25 PM
So It's gunna be like the ultimate avengers 2 movie?

DrDoom - 2/12/2014, 12:29 PM
Natalie Martinez will probably be someone from Wakanda, as a reference to the country.
SageMode - 2/12/2014, 12:30 PM
Pasto - 2/12/2014, 12:31 PM
They may not, they may will. We'll just have to wait patiently, and find out.
TChalla - 2/12/2014, 12:34 PM
If anything there may be something like a visual and a SHIELD agent telling fury something like " Korea, Italy and the Wakandan embassy is also being attacked sir."
McNyagano - 2/12/2014, 12:34 PM
Lawd....

marvel72 - 2/12/2014, 12:36 PM
love to see wakanda in avengers age of ultron,also margot robbie should be cast as ms.marvel.
charlie2094 - 2/12/2014, 12:38 PM
Do thing Wakanda might be visited, especially considering they cant use Adamantium so need to fall back on Vibranium. Be a good way of setting up for a solo film...

Saying that, don't think Johannesburg is Wakanda, Wakanda is a much more african/fantasy style setting, not a regular City...
StarYeezus - 2/12/2014, 12:39 PM
@Omega

Destined - 2/12/2014, 12:42 PM
@Hellsing it needs to crash so stans can be reminded Hawkeye does have a wife aka Mockingbird. Not to say this chick will be, but they are some delusional misinformed idiots on Tumblr that only care about shipping and think Clint and Tasha are Twilight characters who live happily ever after smh...
Destined - 2/12/2014, 12:43 PM
On another note, I would love at least a mention or shot of Wakanda in AOU.
McNyagano - 2/12/2014, 12:43 PM
"Saying that, don't think Johannesburg is Wakanda, Wakanda is a much more african/fantasy style setting, not a regular City..."

You do realise they can use CGI right? Did you watch Dredd? That was all filmed in South Africa in Johannesberg as well. See for yourself..