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At this point, it’s no question that The Avengers: Age of Ultron is one of the most anticipated movies of the next couple of years. Set for a May 1st, 2015 release date, Marvel is packing their bags for a head start, set to begin filming scenes in South Africa starting tomorrow.
More specifically, the production is set to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, with the city being the location of the first ten minutes of the film. So far, rumors have pointed towards these opening ten minutes being used to introduce the new pair of characters Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver, though nothing has been confirmed.
It was also reported last week that Jeremy Renner and Paul Bettany visited London’s Shepperton Studios to meet with Joss Whedon about costume tests, so it is unclear whether either of the two will have any part in the South Africa-based scenes.
SA Breaking News reported today about production beginning tomorrow, warning residents about road closings throughout the course of filming the movie.
Perhaps the best thing this means to Marvel fans is the fact that within the next week, we could or should very well get a look at unofficial set photos taken by bystanders/citizens. And if the rumors are true, this could mean our first unofficial look at Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver’s costumes.
The report explains that Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson will not be reporting for duty in South Africa, only further supporting the theory of Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver’s appearances, as well as even Jeremy Renner/Hawkeye, whose name was absent from the list of actors not showing up.
What do you think about Age of Ultron shooting in South Africa, and who do you think will star in the first ten minutes of the film?
Stay tuned to Reel Freak for the latest info on the Avengers sequel!
Written by Josh Sazin on 2/10/14 with a link to SA Breaking News.