Korean Actress Confirmed for 'Substantial Supporting' Role In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

The identity of her character is supposedly a spoiler, but Korean actress Kim Soo Hyun has officially joined the ensemble cast of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron in a "substantial" role. Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 3/6/2014
While the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron buzz surrounds Scarlett Johansson's pregnancy and the effect it might have on the production, a new starlet has been confirmed to join the cast. Korean actress Kim Soo Hyun (Claudia Kim) has been rumored for some time, but she and Disney Korea reps made things official this week. “After a long wait, I’m happy to be back with great news,” started Kim Soo Hyun in a Twitter post yesterday. “I have a lot to do ahead of me, but for now, the words ‘Welcome to the Marvel Universe’ are amazing and kind of overwhelming. I was a fan of Marvel Comics, and if you really like something, looks like fate can make it happen.”

In typical Marvel fashion, the character that Kim Soo Hyun is playing in Age of Ultron is being kept under wraps. “It would be a spoiler, so we can’t tell you which character she will play,” said a supposed film rep to Osen (via DramaFever). “Marvel always prohibits telling too much about the story. Her character is already decided and the scene is already written so we cast Kim Soo Hyun, but we can’t let you know about her character. We only can say that her character is a substsantial supporting role,” the rep added. Past rumors had claimed Kim Soo Hyun was playing a doctor to Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark with ties to Ultron. Before she takes part in the South Korea filming next month, the actress will attend next week's Captain America: The Winter Soldier LA premiere.

Other tidbits on The Avengers: Age of Ultron - Elizabeth Olsen attended the Miu Miu fashion show yesterday in Paris where she reaffirmed to Women's Wear Daily that principal photography on the Marvel sequel is right around the corner. Speaking about her role as the Scarlet Witch, Olsen stated “she has mind-control powers and she’s one of the most bad-ass characters; It’s really cool.” Meanwhile, it seems Hawkeye actor Jeremy Renner will take part in scenes shot on-location in Italy later this month, if Twitter is to believe. Finally, in case you're not up to speed on how Scarlett Johansson's bun in the oven could impact filming, it's been reported that her Black Widow scenes will be “fast-tracked” on account of the actress being now five months along and due in August. Chiming in on the matter Tuesday, notorious Marvel movie scooper Elmayimbe of Latino Review took to Twitter to tease: “I wonder how Avengers: Age of Ultron will handle Black Widow being pregnant since in the script she is dating ************ :)” 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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JJJameson - 3/6/2014, 8:25 PM
Good God, why so much photoshop?
DrDoom - 3/6/2014, 8:30 PM
She's so hot
BatManHeisenberg - 3/6/2014, 8:31 PM
I agree with Doom.
blackandyellow - 3/6/2014, 8:33 PM
She's the real Mandarin.
Carnage67 - 3/6/2014, 8:33 PM
first black human torch, maybe we'll get a korean black widow? :P still curious if they're going to recast scarlett.
DrDoom - 3/6/2014, 8:33 PM
If she is Madame Hydra, I will literally die of happiness
MegatronLP9 - 3/6/2014, 8:33 PM
Black widows dating Hawkeye for sure!!!
BATMANx - 3/6/2014, 8:35 PM
I Would hit that
Poolio - 3/6/2014, 8:35 PM
Will she be in a Korean only scene like what Marvel did with China in Iron Man 3?
Makiveli21 - 3/6/2014, 8:36 PM
Wasp
sKeemAn - 3/6/2014, 8:38 PM
I love asian women.
Madame Hydra would be real nice for AOA. I need to know who she's playing, time to do research.
Praetorian - 3/6/2014, 8:39 PM
Black Widow and Bruce Banner? Could be. They definitely had chemistry in the Avengers.
Tainted87 - 3/6/2014, 8:40 PM
I dunno. She might ACTUALLY have a role with dialogue, but after Iron Man 3's news coverage of Chinese actors Fan Bingbing and Wang Xueqi... I'm kind of wondering if she'll even get that. They like to say that everything's a spoiler to try and boost intrigue, which is fair, but yeah.

I've never seen her in anything.
Namor - 3/6/2014, 8:40 PM
Songbird or Moonstone? I know neither is Korean in the comics but its not that big a deal if they can turn johnny storm from white to black, they could do this.
Shroombeast - 3/6/2014, 8:42 PM
Didn't we already hear this a while ago? Or was that a different asian actress?
fettastic - 3/6/2014, 8:42 PM
SHE'S THE [frick]ING MANDARIN!
MexicanSuperman - 3/6/2014, 8:42 PM
So they changed Scarlet Witch's powers?
The Asian lady is hot, and I hope she has super powers of some kind.
Tainted87 - 3/6/2014, 8:44 PM
Also, I really doubt Scarlett Johansson being pregnant will really affect her role in the movie. They could pull a 'Temple of Doom' where a stunt double look-alike poses for Natasha in all the action shots. As for her shooting and trying to hide the baby bump... it may SEEM far fetched, but didn't we manage to mo-cap Steve Rogers shrunken down pre-Super Soldier? Would that be controversial?
MrCBM56 - 3/6/2014, 8:44 PM
Basically what Tainted said.
TheMadman - 3/6/2014, 8:44 PM
What if they were filming Avengers 2 and 3 back-to-back and she was Lady Death? haha
Praetorian - 3/6/2014, 8:44 PM
Maybe the Korean is... Jocasta, Wasp, Ultron's creator, Madame Hydra, Tigra or Mantis.
Spidey91 - 3/6/2014, 8:46 PM
she's Black Panther :P
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/6/2014, 8:47 PM
Black widow is prob dating Hawkeye or Cap. Maybe Falcon. Korean actress is gorgeous. Guessing Madame Hydra or someone no ones been guessing yet. Def a villain. Idk what hero she would be.
babykhris - 3/6/2014, 8:47 PM
Monica Chang is the chief of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Artificial Intelligence division. She was tasked with the interrogation of Hank Pym after the virus with which he destroyed Ultron evolved into the A.I. known as Dimitrios, and started mounting cyberattacks against secure military and intelligence targets.

She ordered Hank Pym to help her destroy this new threat, for which Pym created a new team of Avengers: the Avengers A.I..[1]
DCMarvelFreshman - 3/6/2014, 8:49 PM
@Shroombeast Same, but initial reports had stressed that the actress and her agent had yet to receive confirmation from Marvel; so it wasn't official then.
davideodus - 3/6/2014, 8:50 PM
im from korea but that news is makes my happy.thank you josh.
NudeNerd - 3/6/2014, 8:54 PM
I was thinking about her pregnancy the other day and decided it might be interesting to green screen her stomach out for shots where they need her whole body with her face and the rest of the group and then CG it back in later. They would have lighting references from the rest of her outfit and this would only be for a few shots I am sure, the rest could be a la 'Temple of Doom' as Tainted pointed out. With all they are capable of now with CG there is no reason they couldn't do it convincingly with her, just so long as it didn't inflate the budget too much.
DCMarvelFreshman - 3/6/2014, 8:56 PM
@babykhris Interesting.

@0megaDaGod Thanks:)

@davideodus I'm Rochi;)
Enphlieuwince - 3/6/2014, 8:56 PM
This is intriguing to say the least.
Enphlieuwince - 3/6/2014, 8:57 PM
Merc

You ain't ever lied. Lol...
FengLin - 3/6/2014, 9:01 PM
BW is dating.....Cap

i hope
Destined - 3/6/2014, 9:01 PM
Great updates! Widow sure got the pick of the lot when it comes to who she's dating. I'm going with Cap, but I must say I'll be pleasantly surprised if it's Bruce since he's confirmed to be "dating" as well.
Destined - 3/6/2014, 9:04 PM
@FengLin that's who I'm rooting for too, esp after seeing all that TWS footage;)
Ranger14 - 3/6/2014, 9:06 PM
I liked her in The Fugitive: Plan B...so I am excited to see what they have planned for her.

She's also hot...which doesn't hurt. :-p

Tainted87 - 3/6/2014, 9:09 PM
Eh, I don't like the idea of Cap and Widow dating. She's not his type, and he'd probably try to "change" her. It's best they were friends, partners, teammates, buddies. I can get a little bit of Sharon Carter from her, since she's obviously a very capable woman, but you get the feeling that Cap's naivety is something she smirks at. Like she says: "love is for children."

I'm all for giving her a boyfriend outside of the Avengers. If it's Daredevil, that'd be great, but you know.
blkyank - 3/6/2014, 9:10 PM
Marvel is clearly going for huge overseas box office by spreading this production around cast and location wise.
blkyank - 3/6/2014, 9:10 PM
Could she be Moon Dragon?
FengLin - 3/6/2014, 9:12 PM
@Destined..yeah,BW is carrying baby cap...they could put that into the story


sorry, just fangirling
blackandyellow - 3/6/2014, 9:12 PM
I really hope she's the Mandarin.
SPINFARM - 3/6/2014, 9:12 PM
What about her playing WASP?
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