Cape Town – Avengers: Age of Ultron hits cinemas next Friday, 24 April.
This time the superhero team go on an epic and unique global adventure.
Some amazing sequences of the upcoming sequel were shot in our very own City of Gold.
Here's why Jozi was the ideal place:
Director Joss Whedon says that Johannesburg has a very particular look and style to its architecture that he really liked.
"It has very much its own rhythm, its own feel, its own tones, and there’s an earthiness to the way it looks. It is very different from the other locations we shot. You know immediately you’re not in North America," says Whedon.
Producer Jeremy Latcham says that after looking all over Africa, Jozi was the place to be.
"It had the look and access to the streets we needed. It was really film-friendly. In the downtown streets we flew helicopters, crashed cars and exploded massive pyrotechnics. It’s really exciting nice to find governments that want filmmakers to come and show off their city and that’s what we have done and I think the people of Johannesburg are going to be thrilled to see their city well represented up on the big screen," says Latcham.
And of course our locals performed to their best!
"We are so grateful because you really can’t capture a place like this unless you’re really there. I have to say the local background performers here were just so great and gave the same amount of energy running up and down the streets of the city take after take," says Whedon.
Enough talk, in case you haven't seen it yet check out the awesome fight scene between Iron Man and The Hulk on the streets of Jozi!
- Information supplied by Disney
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