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THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will be shot right here in South Africa

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The first Avengers film may not have been the kind of blockbuster that saw scenes shot all over the world in 80 days, but it looks like things might be changing in the sequel. When you’ve got the living embodiment of the American dream on your team, alongside a green gigantic rage monster, a god of thunder and Iron Man, the world is bound to take notice.

And it looks like when Ultron starts knocking on the Avengers Mansion door, he might be doing it in Cape Town.

cape twon

While the film will do plenty of principal shooting in the United Kingdom, location shooting could be done here in South Africa. According to IMDB via ComicBookMovie, Cape Twon has given director Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios the nod to come on over. South Africa-based extras casting coordinator, J.P. van der Merwe, has also been added to the official crew for the sequel. So what could we expect from this shoot?

Rumour has it that the Black Panther, who rules the African nation of Wakanda, could be introduced in the film, with Cape Town being used to double as that country. Wakanda is also home to a vast reserve of Vibranium, the same material that Captain America’s shield is made from, and also main antagonist and killer android not-an-app Ultron.

Now that’s some awesome news to start the day with. While a random car guard helps the SHIELD helicarrier reverse out of Cape Town airport, Kervyn and I will be suiting up to go audition for any bloody role possible.


Last Updated: January 6, 2014


  1. Go for Dead Guy #3. Always a good choice.


    • Kervyn Cloete

      January 6, 2014 at 08:56

      Nah, I’m going to be guy selling snoek to Hawkeye on the side of the road.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        January 6, 2014 at 09:08

        Insert pap snoek joke here. :/


        • SaintsRowNigri

          January 6, 2014 at 15:49

          Betcha ten rand there would be no pap snoek if he was selling to Black Widow…


  2. Lourens Corleone

    January 6, 2014 at 09:26

    Better let me know when there is a call for extras too.


  3. RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

    January 6, 2014 at 12:56

    Awesome! Ultron will never leave our shores.. Welcome to TIA!


  4. SaintsRowNigri

    January 6, 2014 at 15:46

    “In news just in, billionaire Tony Stark was left flabbergasted as his Iron Man suit was hijacked by a band of local Tsotsi’s, in mid air.”


  5. Rock789

    January 6, 2014 at 16:20

    Bring it on! Pretty shweet news indeed. Hmmmm… Wonder where those auditions are? 🙂


  6. Gareth L (That Guy)

    January 6, 2014 at 16:41

    If you live in Cape Town and *don’t* sign-up as an extra you won’t forgive yourself. My sister did it when she lived there while they were shooting Safe House and she literally bumped into Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in two scenes. She had to call in sick twice for work though, since she was on set for most of the night / morning… 😛


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