[Movies] Avengers: Age of Ultron To Film in South Africa
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.02.2014
Another international location...
Joss Whedon is adding another country to his Avengers travelogue. Marvel has announced (via Channel 24) that Avengers: Age of Ultron will film in Johannesburg and Gauteng, South Africa. Production will begin in the middle of the month and run for two weeks, though the principle cast members will not be involved.
Gauteng Film Commission CEO Phindile Mbanujwa said in the announcement, 'We're thrilled that Marvel Studios is bringing a major motion picture project to Johannesburg. We're committed to showing them the very best our region has to offer."
Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tausaid noted, "We are excited to host Marvel... It strengthens Johannesburg's position as a worldwide film production centre with first class facilities and production support. It also has a very positive impact for the region and is a great opportunity for the city to be showcased to a worldwide audience."