The Avengers: Age of Ultron heads to Seoul, South Korea for filming, and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury will only make a cameo appearance in second Avengers movie.
The Avengers crew will shoot in Seoul for a period of two weeks (March 20 to April 14), and a lot of disruption is anticipated as some bridges and areas will be closed off in the South Korean city.
In a video message, director Joss Whedon said that while he is “really grateful and excited to be shooting in (Seoul),” the crew are unfortunately going to “mess it up and inconvenience some people for a few days,” and he “apologize(s) for that.”
“I know what that’s like,” said Whedon. “I live in Los Angeles; it happens to me all the time and it’s not fun.”
Whedon added, “We love this movie, we love your city, and having the two of them together will show the city to the world in a light that I don’t think it’s been shown, certainly not in America.”
In explaining Marvel Studios’s decision to shoot the latest Avengers installment in Seoul, president Kevin Feige said, “South Korea is the perfect location for a movie of this magnitude because it features cutting-edge technology, beautiful landscapes and spectacular architecture.”
Character-wise, Yahoo Movies has confirmed that Nick Fury won’t have a big part to play in Avengers 2.
“I’m just kind of passing by there (in Avengers 2) you know,” said Samuel L. Jackson to Yahoo. “I’m not doing so much, I don’t think.”
“Because, it’s another one of those ‘people who have powers fighting people who have powers’. That’s why I didn’t get to New York in The Avengers. There’s not a lot I could do except shoot a gun.”
The Avengers: Age of Ultron will premiere May 1, 2015.