We previously reported it weeks ago, But now Marvel Studios has confirmed that they will indeed be filming parts of their upcoming film Avengers: Age of Ultron in Seoul, South Korea.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige explained:
“South Korea is the perfect location for a movie of this magnitude because it features cutting-edge technology, beautiful landscapes and spectacular architecture. We would especially like to thank the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) for making it possible for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ to come to Korea.”
Minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism of Republic of Korea Yoo Jinryong added:
“We’re very excited to have the production in Korea, and also expect this to serve as the footstep of many more opportunities yet to come.”
They have yet to confirm the rumored casting of local actress Kim Soo-hyun (not to be confused with the actor of the same name) who reports say will play a villain.
Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, James Spader as Ultron, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Strucker, and Paul Bettany as The Vision.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release on May 1, 2015