Whedon's Avengers heading to Joburg

2014-02-01 14:02
Johannesburg - South African movie fans could be in for a treat as it was announced on Saturday that parts of superhero adventure Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will be shot in parts of Johannesburg and other parts of Gauteng.

The film is a follow up to Joss Whedon’s megahit film The Avengers and is set for release in 2015.

Action photography sequences will be shot throughout the city but will not include principle cast members such as Scarlett Johansson or Chris Hemsworth.

The production is scheduled to begin in mid February and last for two weeks.

The first Avengers was the fastest film ever to gross $1bn at the box office worldwide and is the 3rd highest grossing film of all time.

“We’re thrilled that Marvel Studios is bringing a major motion picture project to Johannesburg, and we’re committed to showing them the very best our region has to offer,” said Gauteng Film Commission CEO Ms Phindile Mbanujwa.

Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tausaid: “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.”

Comments

  • sirmelvin - 2014-02-01 14:19

    Wow! Can't wait!!

  • Ernst Heinrich Kohlmeyer - 2014-02-01 14:31

    Wow cool. Will maybe see superheroes in the air.

  • Barefoot - 2014-02-01 15:09

    Thor's Hammer stolen, The Hulk missing his super elastic pants. Some of the Headlines!!!

      Knersis - 2014-02-03 12:58

      LOL....

  • Tian Nel - 2014-02-01 15:57

    Gauteng film commission? What the hell do they do all day

  • vickivdwalt - 2014-02-01 16:13

    We need them. Can't they fly out sooner and stay!!?

  • wikus.erasmus.545 - 2014-02-01 17:12

    Very cool news... Just keep the local film unions from trying disrupt the process and demand more locals in the production....

  • alta.steyn.3 - 2014-02-01 17:17

    Yay! Maybe they will take the etoll gantries down! *holding thumbs* ;-D

  • Anwar Daniels - 2014-02-01 19:20

    With their biggest challenge so far, facing taxis, politicians and Steve Hofmeyr

      AntikZa - 2014-02-01 21:49

      Steve should be thrilled that you class him in the same category to worry about as taxi's and politicians. Well done Steve

  • Thabang Van Martin - 2014-02-02 08:10

    only if I could get few lines script....awesome

  • Michelle Storm - 2014-02-03 08:28

    This is good news for SA, but shame the poor actors. Now they will get to see what this lovely rainbow nation is all about. Protests, murders, rape and all kind of ugly things. I have only two words for them GOOD LUCK

      Donovan Dunn - 2014-02-03 08:57

      obviously you missed the part where they say the principle cast wont be coming out.....

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