Why Joss Whedon Is Already Apologizing For The Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Why Joss Whedon Is Already Apologizing for The Avengers: Age of Ultron

The new Avengers movie hasn't started shooting in Seoul yet, but Joss Whedon is already telling the people he's sorry for the mess and inconvenience the movie will bring.

Filming starts in Seoul on March 30, but Whedon has already released an apology video, which is titled "Thank You Greeting." The apology was released early to cut off any complaints at the pass. You can watch it below (courtesy of tipster Sang):

The country has apparently never given this sort of cooperation before for a feature film — Hollywood or domestic. For example, on March 30 from 6:00am to 5:30pm, the entire Mapo Bridge is being closed off to traffic. Via News 1, here is a sign on the bridge saying it will be closed:

Why Joss Whedon Is Already Apologizing for The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Other streets and parts of the city will shut down for filming as well until April 7 when the shoot wraps.

These will be headaches, sure, but the majority of the country seems to understand that cooperating with the production is important. On a MBN television poll, 55.8 per cent of those polled said the country has to support the production's filming.

The movie is slated to feature about twenty minutes of South Korea footage. The movie will also feature Korean actress Kim Soo Hyun as a "doctor-slash-scientist who is friends with Tony Stark."

We look forward to Whedon's next apology once the movie is released. Kidding!

어벤져스2 한국촬영, 조스 웨던 감독 감사인사 [[email protected] Thanks, Sang!]


    That's pretty cool of him to do it. I remember when Inspector Gadget 2 was filmed in Brisbane here, I ended up in the movie (along with a crowd) in an unused scene (grrrrrrrrr), where Gadget ran past us chasing someone. He actually ran right *by* me. They shut down the whole street for 2 days so they could film it. It was pretty damn inconvenient given it was the middle of Brisbane city, but they never made any apologies or anything to anyone, just diverted traffic. Afterwards French mingled with the crowd, met most of us, signed stuff and was really cool. Even when they told him it was time to go he insisted on hanging around and answering more questions, meeting fans etc. So that's awesome of him to do that.

    Oddly enough though lower budget... French Stewart made a much better Gadget than Matthew Broderick. We met him *very* briefly, really awesome dude from memory. Signed my work shirt lol. Of course, this was when people gave a shit about Third Rock from the sun...

    (Edited as I realised I left out some stuff and inadvertently gave it the wrong tone)

    Last edited 29/03/14 1:01 pm

      I do recall Radio Advertising on Triple M about that all voiced by French Stewart in character. I'm pretty sure there was a "Thank you for your Cooperation citizens" at the end of it.

        Yeah there was after the filming was complete, and it's easier to get stuff out these days with the internet being more predominant etc. There's no complaining or anything and the fact is it was only a minor inconvenience at best. The movie ended up better than the dire first one lol.

      People never stop giving a shit about Third Rock.

        It still has its fans, it's still loved, it's however not the huge show it used to be (granted because it's off air) but it's still brilliant and was definitely ahead of its time in many ways. Unfortunately it also went to shit in its last season due to losing many of its original writers :\ But nothing will ever be better than casting William Shatner as the Big Giant Head lol.

        Last edited 29/03/14 12:59 pm

      I have got to agree with you, French Stewart and Inspector Gadget 2 was far superior to the first attempt.

    I thought he was going to apologise for changing Ultron's origin or something haha.

      yeah the title is kinda vague and could mean literally anything, like 'I'm sorry we changed the villain to a giant unsheathed dong'

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