Avengers: Age of Ultron set to film in South Africa


Last year, Marvel Studios reportedly requested permission to shoot several scenes in Cape Town, South Africa. With principal photography kicking off in late March, it appears as Marvel Studios has received approval from the city as the production crew has added South African-based extras casting coordinator, J.P. van der Merwe to its iMDB list.

Joss Whedon previously spoke of the film going more international saying, “A lot of the sequel has to do with [the team’s] place not only in America but in the world.” Remember that the siblings, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, are of Eastern European decent.

Although the nature of the shoot is still unknown, the location has fueled speculation that T’Challa aka the Black Panther might make a cameo in the film.


Recently Kevin Feige has said that Black Panther is currently in development, saying:

In terms of Black Panther, it’s absolutely in development, and when you have something as rich as Wakanda and [Black Panther’s] backstory – and clearly, Vibranium’s been introduced in the universe already – I don’t know when it will be exactly but certainly we have plans to bring him to life someday.

Will Cape Town play the front for the fictional African nation of Wakanda? It could happen. In the comics, Ultron has primarily constructed himself out of adamantium but with adamantium on lock at Fox, Wakandan vibranium could be the cinematic substitute for adamantium. Introducing Wakanda and/or Black Panther also gives Marvel Studios an opportunity to introduce Black Panther and save him for future use in Phase 3 or 4. But we do not believe for one second that Black Panther will have an extensive role in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The cast is already packed enough as it is.

Avengers: Age of Ultron destroys theaters on May 1st, 2015.

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