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Watch The Hulk smash Joburg to smithereens (and learn why Marvel made him do it)

Tiny spoiler alert: The Hulk destroys parts of downtown Johannesburg in Marvel Studios’ new Avengers movie, Age of Ultron!

We interviewed Christine Service, Country Manager for the Walt Disney Company Africa.

Listen to the audio (scroll down) for detail.

We chose Joburg because of the script.

Christine Service, Country Manager for the Walt Disney Company Africa

Johannesburg has the right people and the right facilities, and shooting in South Africa is cost effective. We spent just under R50-million in Johannesburg.

Christine Service, Country Manager for the Walt Disney Company Africa

The benefits are far greater than the R50-million Christine Service talks about.

Zama Mkosi, National Film and Video Foundation CEO

300 South Africans formed part of the crew. The skills transfers will benefit South Africa greatly. This will allow more South African films to be made.

Christine Service, Country Manager for the Walt Disney Company Africa

We have another film that starts shooting in Johannesburg in May.

Christine Service, Country Manager for the Walt Disney Company Africa

The key for South African filmmakers is to produce content for the global stage.

Christine Service, Country Manager for the Walt Disney Company Africa

Watch The Hulk smash Jozi’s CBD:

Johannesburg also features in this short preview:


This article first appeared on 702 : Watch The Hulk smash Joburg to smithereens (and learn why Marvel made him do it)


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