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The Avengers: Age of Ultron kicks off production in Johannesburg!

Feb. 11, 2014by:

After amassing more than $1.5 billion at the global box office, THE AVENGERS sequel, THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is kicking the tires on production. The film begins shooting today in the city of Johannesburg, where it is expected "to cause major traffic disruptions for the next two weeks" according to the Independent online. Director Joss Whedon is back at the helm for the follow up, although none of the major cast are expected for the two-week shoot in the region according to the Gauteng Film Commission, which reports that "action photography sequences will not include main cast members such as Scarlett Johansson or Chris Hemsworth."

The Commission's chief executive Phindile Mbanjwa said: Were thrilled that Marvel Studios is bringing a major motion picture project to Joburg, and were committed to showing them the very best our region has to offer.

The good news here is that the film IS underway, especially for those of us that loved the first film and are ecstatic to see the next entry in Marvel's phase two topper. So far, almost all returning castmembers are on deck to reprise their respective roles, including Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, and newcomers to the franchise, Don Cheadle as War Machine, James Spader as Ultron, Paul Bettany as Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlett Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, and Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Von Strucker. It's likely there are still a few casting surprises left, but Marvel has yet to announce them.

THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

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9:23PM on 02/11/2014

This movie is going to suck.

Just kidding.
Just kidding.
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5:06PM on 02/11/2014
With a cast like this...would be awesome if they actually made a six hour movie and showed it in two parts during the summer...say, May and July...or something like that. :o)
With a cast like this...would be awesome if they actually made a six hour movie and showed it in two parts during the summer...say, May and July...or something like that. :o)
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5:06PM on 02/11/2014
With a cast like this...would be awesome if they actually made a six hour movie and showed it in two parts during the summer...say, May and July...or something like that. :o)
With a cast like this...would be awesome if they actually made a six hour movie and showed it in two parts during the summer...say, May and July...or something like that. :o)
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4:57PM on 02/11/2014

too much...

...of a good thing, me thinks.
...of a good thing, me thinks.
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4:51PM on 02/11/2014

Completely forgot War Machine was in this

I wonder if Falcon will also play a role.
I wonder if Falcon will also play a role.
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2:53PM on 02/11/2014

WEST COAST AVENGERS

That's the route they're going to have to go eventually. The team is getting too big too fast.
So excited!!!
That's the route they're going to have to go eventually. The team is getting too big too fast.
So excited!!!
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2:47PM on 02/11/2014

WAR MACHINE

Finally!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe now they will explain his absence in the first film. I didn'tt mind him not being in the film, because you know, you want to start with the original members, but in the MCU, he's been around since IRON MAN 2. It made no sense for them not to explain his absence. The entire planet is under attack and you don't explain why one of your most valuable assets is missing. They could have simply said he had the flu. Who knows, but any excuse is better than none. I had to get
Finally!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe now they will explain his absence in the first film. I didn'tt mind him not being in the film, because you know, you want to start with the original members, but in the MCU, he's been around since IRON MAN 2. It made no sense for them not to explain his absence. The entire planet is under attack and you don't explain why one of your most valuable assets is missing. They could have simply said he had the flu. Who knows, but any excuse is better than none. I had to get that out. It always bothered me.
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2:44PM on 02/11/2014
Don Cheadle is going to be in this? I didn't know that! That's great!!

Excited that this is finally underway. Can't wait to see the final product.
Don Cheadle is going to be in this? I didn't know that! That's great!!

Excited that this is finally underway. Can't wait to see the final product.
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12:57PM on 02/11/2014
What a giant tease, cannot wait for any little bit of news for this in the coming weeks.
What a giant tease, cannot wait for any little bit of news for this in the coming weeks.
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11:32AM on 02/11/2014

Can't Wait! But, also can't help but wonder...

South Africa = Wakanda? People made a similar association when it was announced that 'The Dark Knight Rises' would be filmed in New Orleans and thought 'Killer Croc!'. The MCU looks to be pretty sprawling, so I wouldn't rule it out.
South Africa = Wakanda? People made a similar association when it was announced that 'The Dark Knight Rises' would be filmed in New Orleans and thought 'Killer Croc!'. The MCU looks to be pretty sprawling, so I wouldn't rule it out.
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11:22AM on 02/11/2014
Can't wait. Maybe the most anticipated sequel ever? I mean considering how amazing and epic the first film was and also how much money it made, how could it not.
Can't wait. Maybe the most anticipated sequel ever? I mean considering how amazing and epic the first film was and also how much money it made, how could it not.
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7:20PM on 02/11/2014
to be fair i was foaming at the mouth for The Dark Knight.
to be fair i was foaming at the mouth for The Dark Knight.
11:19AM on 02/11/2014
Aww, none of the main cast present means a missed opportunity to have Johansson in Johannesburg!
Aww, none of the main cast present means a missed opportunity to have Johansson in Johannesburg!
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