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Joss Whedon's 'Avengers 2' confirmed to be filmed in Johannesburg

 Honoree Joss Whedon speaks onstage at Equality Now presents 'Make Equality Reality' at Montage Hotel on November 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Honoree Joss Whedon speaks onstage at Equality Now presents 'Make Equality Reality' at Montage Hotel on November 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo by Jonathan Leibson

According to Comic Book Movie on Feb. 1, Joss Whedon had scouted Cape Town in Africa as a prospective location for "The Avengers : Age of Ultron". Now it has been confirmed that "Avengers 2" will be filmed in Johannesburg. Production of the film is to start in March in the United Kingdom and the filming that's occurring in Johannesburg, Gauteng is schedule to span two weeks. The CEO of the Gauteng Film Commission expressed his enthusiasm in regards to Whedon filming in said location:

“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".

The local mayor touted how flattered he was that Marvel Studios qualified the location as a viable venue for filming and secures the idea that it can provide the resources for such an occasion.

“We are excited to host Marvel; 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".

It has been reported that no members of the "Avengers 2" cast will be on location, but provide more of a venue for "action photography sequences". Nothing has been said about the country being a location that would serve a second purpose, but other locations around the world such as Italy, South Korea, and England will be other film venues set to start shooting in Spring.