Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios president and "Avengers" producer, said Tuesday that South Korean capital Seoul would serve as the backdrop for significant part of the "Ultron" production. Principal filming will take place in London, interspersed with sequences shot in other international locales including Johannesburg, South Africa, and Aosta Valley, Italy.
"South Korea is the perfect location for a movie of this magnitude because it features cutting-edge technology, beautiful landscapes and spectacular architecture," Feige said in a statement.
The Seoul shoot is expected the create a significant number of jobs for Korean cast, crew, and vendors, and local officials said the country was keen on future collaborations with the studio.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron," the follow-up to 2012 smash hit "The Avengers," reunites Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner, and co-stars newcomers James Spader as the titular villain.
The flick hits theaters May 1, 2015.