First 10 Minutes Of The Avengers 2 To Be Set In Africa; Filming Delayed In Johannesburg
Marvel Studios cancelled filming for The Avengers 2 today in Johannesburg, South Africa and will begin filming tomorrow on Tuesday.
The Metro Police let the news be known as MyBroadBand reports road closures will go into effect tomorrow for filming.
"The filming company informed us they have cancelled filming on Monday,” Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.
It's said streets will be closed starting at 6pm tomorrow until Wednesday morning.
It's further said that various streets will be closed down as filming continues until February 23rd.
We also get some news in regards to the city of Johannesburg appearing in The Avengers 2 as it's reported the location will be featured in the first ten minutes of the movie.
Since Johannesburg is in South Africa, speculation led to the city being the location for Black Panther and Wakanda; however, Sabreakingnews says Johannesburg will be in the movie, which may put an appearance by Black Panther in doubt.
"The great thing about this movie is that they are shooting Johannesburg as Johannesburg," Gauteng Film Commission’s Desmond Mthembu told EWN. "Often you will find filmmakers will shoot in Johannesburg and portray the location as Los Angeles. This time around the first 10 minutes of the film will be of Johannesburg.”
Of course that doesn't necessarily rule out an appearance by Black Panther as parts of Johannesburg could still be used for Wakanda or who knows, maybe T'Challa heads to South Africa to broker a vibranium deal.
As we previously mentioned, Johannesburg is home of gold mines that would make a great location for the Wakanda vibranium mines.
"The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" hits May 1, 2015 directed by Joss Whedon starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo with James Spader as Ultron.
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