Next week, director Joss Whedon will continue shooting Avengers: Age of Ultron, moving his cast and crew from Italy (where they are this week) to Seoul, South Korea. In advance of shooting in the country, Whedon is apologizing to its people for the mess he is about to make. Watch the video, and then read on for his comments.
"Hi, I'm Joss Whedon with a message for the people of Seoul and Korea. I'm really grateful and excited to be filming in your city. We are going to mess it up and inconvenience some people for a few days. And I apologize for that. I know what that's like. I live in Los Angeles. It happens to me all the time, and it's not fun. I hope that it will be worth it. We love this movie. We love your city. Having the two of them together will show the cities of the world a light I don't think its been shown, certainly not in America. So for us to showcase it in the manner we're going to, and have the exciting action as part of Avengers: Age of Ultron is a real privilege and I apologize for how hard it is to do. But in the end, it's something special. So thank you."
Starting March 30, Joss Whedon and his team will be closing off several bridges and other areas of Seoul, working there throughout April 14. It is not yet known which actors will be a part of this shoot. It was recently revealed that the key set piece being shot in South Korea involves Ultron laying waste to the city, home of a Korean IT institute that plays an important part of the Avengers: Age of Ultron storyline. It is here that Ultron will try to obtain a piece of state-of-the-art technology.