In ‘The Avengers’, Joss Whedon basically leveled New York City when the Chitauri invaded and clashed with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. For his second go with Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the rest of the team, the director is taking the battle to some of the biggest cities in the world with ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’. The crown jewel of Phase Two has already shot scenes in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now the production is moving on to Seoul, South Korea. But before Whedon unleashes a wave of destruction lasting from March 30 to April 14, he issued an apology to the citizens of the city that has opened their arms to Marvel Studios.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the fan favorite filmmaker released a video apologizing for any inconveniences that shooting might cause residents of the South Korean capital city. In the video, he says that as someone who lives in Los Angeles, he knows how troubling film shoots can be during a commute, but he hopes that the citizens will find that it was all worth it when the movie is done. You can check out Whedon’s message below:
While Whedon’s sympathetic sorry is thoughtful, it’s also pretty savvy. Kotaku tells us that South Korea “has apparently never given this sort of cooperation before for a feature film”. By being his regular sincere self, maybe Whedon has done the movie making industry a solid by opening new doors for locations in the future. Hopefully nothing goes wrong that will make the country regret their decision to let the Avengers into it’s capital. Also, I’m sure that it helps that the city will be prominently featured for “about twenty minutes” in the final film as Ultron goes on a rampage. Nothing sweetens the pot like an endorsement from Marvel to visit their country.
What do you think about Joss Whedon’s message to the people of Seoul, South Korea? Are you excited to see some cities other than LA or New York get torn up by supervillains for a change? Let us know in the comment section.
‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ assembles in theaters on May 1, 2015.