With “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” taking on an international flavor by filming all over the world, they’ve added some international actors as well. Well, just one so far. Korean actress Kim Soo Hyun has joined the cast in an unspecified role. She’s been rumored to have landed the role for a couple of months, but now it appears to be official and she’s commented on the casting herself.
Kim posted to her Twitter: “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.” (Translation via CBM)
Filming on the “Avengers” sequel has already kicked off in South Africa, where the Hulk was spotted (without alter ego Mark Ruffalo) and filming is also planned for Italy and South Korea, where presumably Kim’s character, rumored to be in a villainous capacity, will come into play. Robert Downey, Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner are all reprising their roles, while Aaron Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are joining the family as mutant twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. James Spader plays the titular villain Ultron and Paul Bettany has been upgraded from voicing JARVIS to playing The Vision.