Man, is it that time already? Avengers: Age of Ultron has started filming in Johannesburg.
A South African film organization release a statement about The Avengers, revealing that the two week shoot, which began on Tuesday, is engaged in capturing the movie’s opening sequence. They also confirm that they are filming on location: Johannesburg isn’t standing in for another city. The Avengers are going to South Africa.
And while it’s not known yet whether that’s where we’ll see Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, I hope not. Primarily because the giant cloak that features in Olsen’s costume doesn’t sound like it’d be too great in the Johannesburg sun. The actress spoke to Total Film and dropped some details about her costume.
My favourite piece is my secrecy cloak that prevents anyone from seeing what I’m wearing. There’s a hood, and a robe – it protects the image! I don’t think Joss ever would have hired me, honestly, if he wanted me to wear those outfits; I am not a professional athlete and nor am I a model. Wearing those costumes wouldn’t be fun for anyone who wasn’t those things. He already had a different idea. It respects and involves the comic-book character but it’s different, more rooted. It’s for someone today. Well, if someone walked around wearing what she wore in the comics, people would stop and say, ‘What the hell… she thinks she’s a superhero!’
A promising start, in my opinion, and one that I can’t wait to see on the screen.