THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Set Prep Shows Italy Become Serbia In Wake of Earthquake?

Negating assumptions that Italy would appear as itself in the film, or at least in this sequence which involves an aircraft possibly in snowy Serbia and amid an earthquake, check out Age of Ultron set pics!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 3/23/2014
It doesn't appear there were any cameras rolling nor any Avengers: Age of Ultron stars present on set today in Aosta Valley, Italy, but several photos from the Western European shoot do reveal that the location will actually appear as a Southeastern European country, during the winter and either an earthquake or typical and less-exciting explosion in the film. More specifically, the photos via @MatteoScieghi show various Serbian set dressings--fake storefronts, a bus stop, payphone, and shop signs all in Cyrillic--as well as an overturned bus and specialty cars damaged by fake building debris. In addition, the Marvel production also constructed an aircraft cargo surrounded by green-screen, which indicates that a plane of some sort will land amid the chaos. As for who might be aboard that aircraft, there are reports of actors Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver) in town for the shoot which starts Monday.

(Photo via Maria Pia)

(Photo via Simonetta)

(Photo via Elenavettorato)

(Photo via Federica Minguzzi)

(Photo via Daniele Mammoliti)

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.
Source: MatteoScieghi
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AlexanderLykins - 3/23/2014, 9:30 AM
The Avengers going global makes me extremely excited. We get an idea that the scope of the events in the movie are huge. Something I think Marvel's The Avengers lacked to a certain degree.
nuclearpriest - 3/23/2014, 9:31 AM
The magic of Hollywood, I love it!
ezio619 - 3/23/2014, 9:31 AM
interesting...maybe this is where hawkeye was during TWS,maybe he was follwing alead in eastern europe and he finds out about strucker and the twins

SIDE NOTE-AH PHUCK!!!,looks like The Raid 2 doesnt play anywhere near me on march 28th, its a limited release ,its only playing in three theaters in the city and i dont feel like travelling for half and hour in traffic,PHUCK!!!, it opens everywhere else in The U.S on April 11th,MANNNNN!!!!, well its Cap for me then next
charlie2094 - 3/23/2014, 9:32 AM
Awesome stuff!

Hopefully cast photos start leaking soon
JordanKing - 3/23/2014, 9:33 AM
Wasn't Scar-Jo reported to be filming here too?
AlexanderLykins - 3/23/2014, 9:33 AM
Oh, and keep up the outstanding work DCMarvelFreshman!
ezio619 - 3/23/2014, 9:37 AM
i heard samuel l jackson was gonna be there too
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/23/2014, 9:46 AM
SHIELD might be attempting to extract the twins from Strucker's stronghold. Maybe by accident, Wanda aides an earthquake with her powers
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/23/2014, 9:46 AM
ezio619 - 3/23/2014, 9:47 AM
i am really excited for this mainly because of ultron ,his dynamic with tony and vision,this is all speculation but i had an idea:since tony most likely creates ultron and jarvis is gonna be vision,i like the idea of vision and ultron, instaed of father and son, are brothers in this version and tony being their "father" creates such an interesting and messed up dynamic imo, one son trying to destroy and the other trying to save
ezio619 - 3/23/2014, 9:51 AM
I LOVE the Mcu BUT i do agree they need to step up the villain,i really liked killian, Tonys Dark Mirror but malekith was just..whatever so hopefully they do step up which seems to be the case with Winter Soldier,hopefully they continue it with Ronan, Nebula and Ultron
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/23/2014, 9:53 AM
I'd love to see Ultorn explain to Tony that man is too flawed to exist without being controled. Tells Tony that he's tried to combat Evil and contain it with the creation of his iron man suits but has failed at times and seen loss due to the fact that there was always a man inside the machine...Tony. Ulton says that a machine alone can contain humanity and it's malicious ways. Ulton would sepsis envision for always succumbing to Tony...a human and beig submissive to I'm when knowing that he as a machine is perfect an higher than man. Ultron would repsect Tony as his "father" but know that he is weak because of his humanity. Try to prove to him that humans are weak and the Avnegers are weak becuase human error will always ruin their judgment and crusade.
CaptainAmerica31 - 3/23/2014, 9:54 AM
I wonder how long this movie will be
MrReese - 3/23/2014, 9:55 AM
Is Hulk gonna have 2 Smash a bitch?
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/23/2014, 9:55 AM
He would hate Jarvis/vision for being submissive to Tony when Ultron believes that machines are just better. He would e jealous of vision and Tony's relationship however.
AlexanderLykins - 3/23/2014, 9:56 AM
I think Vision's origin will be very much like the comics. Only in the MCU he'll be JARVIS. I think with JARVIS being an AI he'll get to decide whether he wants to aid Ultron, the creator of his physical form, or Tony who actually created JARVIS. I have no doubt who Vision will pick. I think having JARVIS having to essentially pick between his two "fathers" will make for a great character arc.
ezio619 - 3/23/2014, 9:58 AM
Alexanderlykins-your idea is really cool but maybe i just like a good brother story
frenki555 - 3/23/2014, 9:59 AM
Ma porco dio perché non possono ambientare una parte di film in Italia?? No.. Trasformarla in Serbia... Che merda
AlexanderLykins - 3/23/2014, 10:00 AM
Joss will do Ultron justice and then some. He is such an emotional character. He wants to protect humanity from itself but has to destroy it in order to do so. I'd be pretty upset if my only option contradicts with my only purpose.
GUNSMITH - 3/23/2014, 10:04 AM


Tainted87 - 3/23/2014, 10:04 AM
Reminds me of For Your Eyes Only.

Hah, back when trailers were really weird and never ended....
AlexanderLykins - 3/23/2014, 10:05 AM
Either would work. It's still going to be sad to watch these AI characters having to make these choices even though their logic is the most sound of any of the characters. Can you imagine how torn Ultron and Vision/JARVIS are going to be? On one hand, destroying humanity to protect it from itself makes sense. But these AI also develop feelings and for Vision/JARVIS that means destroying his original creator and greatest ally and friend. Ultron on the other hand, was created for one purpose. So his goals and ambitions are far different than Vision/JARVIS. Ultron is essentially alone and thus the need to take JARVIS from Tony.
AlexanderLykins - 3/23/2014, 10:06 AM
It'll change. I think all of their looks will change in a small way. They have throughout all of the movies.
Zordan - 3/23/2014, 10:07 AM
Sumitsjc - 3/23/2014, 10:07 AM
maybe something abut BvS[you can put any rumor with this one] or about Ms.Marvel.
Zordan - 3/23/2014, 10:09 AM
These sings and posters and banners are ok in writting but meaning is stupid as [frick], why u didnt hire some serbian to do that?!
Zordan - 3/23/2014, 10:12 AM
if avengers were in serbia theyll get [frick]ed up :D
batz11 - 3/23/2014, 10:20 AM
ezio619 - 3/23/2014, 10:21 AM
i really love this interview of whedon, the interviewers are kinda annoying but whedon gives some cool details

Zordan - 3/23/2014, 10:21 AM
is that official pic?^
Zordan - 3/23/2014, 10:22 AM
maaan why they arent in serbia for real ill be there everyday ;(
ALmazing - 3/23/2014, 10:24 AM
pixar animated GIF
GeekyCheekyChic - 3/23/2014, 10:27 AM
Anybody try to translate any of that yet to see if there are any clues or easter eggs?
Tainted87 - 3/23/2014, 10:28 AM
I feel ya Zordan. Manu Bennett aka Deathstroke is in MegaCon at Orlando RIGHT AS I TYPE THIS. I live two hours away in Tampa. Sucks that my bike got wrecked yesterday. It's driveable, but I don't want to chance it and get stuck somewhere like Lakeland! (Middle of nowhere)
Bekss - 3/23/2014, 10:29 AM
Maybe SHIELD took advantage of the "Clint Barton is bad now" to infiltrate him with the other bad guys.
Ipitythefool - 3/23/2014, 10:30 AM
@MrBlackJack... Have you ever posted on a thread where you haven't whined like a baby?
batz11 - 3/23/2014, 10:30 AM
Made from this...

batz11 - 3/23/2014, 10:33 AM
@GUN...yeah, despise that Avengers Cap suit, though did look better in the movie...really wished it had looked closer to CATFA suit, oh well...sure it will be awesome in AoO...
ezio619 - 3/23/2014, 10:35 AM
man,I want my MCU!!!!!!, Cap, get here already
Zordan - 3/23/2014, 10:35 AM
@Tainted87 why you dont go by bus or something? :D
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