Following reports that Avengers: Age of Ultron will be shot in Northern Italy and South Korea over the last few weeks, we have news that the sequel will also be shot in South Africa.

Production will begin in Johannesburg, South Africa and other parts of Gauteng sometime in mid-February, although principal actors such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson will not be a part of the shoot.

Here's what Gauteng Film Commission CEO Phindile Mbanujwa had to say in a statement.

"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."

Johannesburg Mayor [no_person|Parks Tausaid} had this to say in his statement.

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"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."

Production will take place in South Africa for two weeks later this month.