While the film is still in the very early stages of production, Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron has already being demonstrating a lot of international flair. Not only has the Hulk been down in South Africa destroying the hell out of Johannesburg, but even the casting has been looking beyond just Americans in Hollywood. Back in January we heard reports that Korean actress Kim Soo-hyun was rumored to be joining the upcoming Marvel Studios film, and now not only has that news been confirmed, but it's been made more interesting by a touch of mystery.
The actress took to her personal Twitter account this week to officially announce her part in the Avengers sequel and also post a picture of herself getting a bit more acquainted with Marvel merchandise:
For those of you who can't read Korean, ComicBookMovie says that the message translates to:
“After a long wait, I’m happy to be back with great news. I have a lot to do ahead of me, but for now, the words ‘Welcome to the Marvel Universe’ are amazing and kind of overwhelming. I was a fan of Marvel Comics, and if you really like something, looks like fate can make it happen.”
You'll notice that the important detail that is completely missing from all this is the identity of the character that Kim will be playing. For those of you who are just dying to know that information, however, I have some bad news. A Marvel rep has told the Korean news site Osen that who Kim will be playing in the movie is considered a spoiler and won't be announced as to not ruin the movie for fans. Said the rep,
“Marvel always prohibits telling too much about the story. Her character is already decided and the scene is already written so we cast Kim Soo-Hyun, but we can’t let you know about her character. We only can say that her character is a substantial supporting role."
The actress joins an absolutely stellar cast that only only includes returning stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, but also Marvel newcomers Elizabeth Olsen (as Scarlet Witch), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (as Quicksilver), Thomas Kretschmann (as Baron Wolfgang von Struker) and James Spader (as Ultron). Production on the film is expected to take place over the course of the next few months, and all the time after that will be dedicated to putting all the pieces together and having The Avengers: Age of Ultron ready for theaters on May 1, 2015.