Busan, South Korea to be Location for Marvel’s Black Panther Shoot


Marvel Studios will film has chosen Busan as its location to shoot a large chase scene for “Black Panther”, reported Haps Korea. Sites to be used in the film include Gwangalli Beach, Gwangan Bridge, Jagalchi Market, Centum City, Namhyung Bridge, Haeundae Event Plaza and also in Yeong-do.

“The shoot, which will involve some 150 cars and more than 700 people, is a car chase scene with the protagonist and the villain,” local production service company Mr. Romance Film, told Variety. Helicopters and airplanes are also expected to be in the chase.”

Black Panther features a king who takes over the African nation of Wakanda after the murder of his father which took place in the Marvel Civil War film.

 
 

“Last November, the city invited Darrin Prescott, the film’s second unit director, to pitch Busan as the film’s potential shooting location,” said the Busan Film Commission in a statement.

Marvel’s the Age of Ultron was filmed in Seoul, though many Koreans criticized the government for spending so much money without much return in terms of destination branding.

 
 

The Busan shoot is expected to start at the end of March and last for two weeks.

The movie, which is part of the expanding Marvel cinema canon, will be released in February 2018.

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