‘Black Panther’ Will Shoot an Elaborate Chase Scene Set in South Korea
The Avengers, much like Jason Bourne and James Bond, tend to make grand tours of all the major cities in the world during their movies, and Black Panther will be no different. Not only will the film feature flashbacks to southern California, T’Challa will also make a side trip to Busan, the major port city of South Korea, for a huge chase scene.
Variety reports that the scene will feature a bunch of recognizable landmarks — that is, if you’re a native. Black Panther will chase whoever it is through the Gwangalli beach, Gwangan Bridge, and the Jagalchi fish market, among other places.
“The shoot, which will involve some 150 cars and more than 700 people, is a car chase scene with the protagonist and the villain,” said Mr. Romance Film, which is not a person, but a production company based in Korea. “It will also involve helicopter(s) and guns (firing blanks) and may cause noise as well as traffic restrictions.”
This isn’t the first time an Avenger has visited Korea in the MCU. The capital city of Seoul was the setting for a couple scenes in Avengers: Age of Ultron, one of which was also a big chase scene involving the heroes and Ultron’s army of robots. It was actually criticized by a lot of native Koreans for showing Seoul as a bland, dirty city full of concrete, and also for not having enough recognizable landmarks (particularly a scene set in the swanky Gangnam district) to show that the people onscreen were actually where they said they were. Hence, Black Panther is making sure to include every landmark it can in its chase scene, giving us a high-octane grand tour of the capital city for a few minutes.
Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, and Andy Serkis, hits theaters February 16, 2018.