The Avengers 2: Shooting in Mapo Bridge, Seoul

The movie shoot for The Avengers 2 at the Mapo Bridge in Seoul last Sunday, March 30, was vey well-guarded. Just how well-guarded it was?

Police were all over.


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Police buses lined up one side of Yoido Park
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Seoul police




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Isn’t she the nicest? She gamely posed for me:-)
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This was what I was after


Barricades secured the place.


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Colorful intimidators


Taking pictures of the bridge and the crew and the set-up was nit allowed. I was told 2 times by 2 different guards…lol. Asking spectators not to take pictures must have been tiring… You can’t beat DSLRs and there’s no way you can monitor camera phones.

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This lady saw me taking pictures of the bridge and asked me not to… I wonder how many she asked that day…


Media was all over, of course!


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While the movie shooting was on-going, the people of Seoul enjoyed what they have always enjoyed doing… Being under the sun on a good, warm spring day… and, maybe with a secret wish to have a glimpse of the Hollywood actors:-)…


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‘Twas a warm spring day! Perfect to be out!

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This is the entrance of bridge coming from Yoido Park:


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See? There’s no way you can see what’s going on in there.


At 5:30pm, the bridge was open again to traffic… And reporters from our side of the bridge – began reporting right away!


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“Mapo Bridge is open to traffic now”, this reporter might have been saying
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Mapo Bridge

Just how much screen time it’s going to have in the movie remains to be seen:-)…

We are so looking forward to¬†“The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron”… It would be nice watching familiar places in the big screen.

In the meantime, this is the would-be famous bridge courtesy of “The Avengers 2”.


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The whole stretch of the Mapo Bridge
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