Korean Actress Kim Soo Hyun to star in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'
Walt Disney Company Korea has officially announced that K-actress Kim Soo Hyun (Claudia Kim) has confirmed that she will star in the Hollywood Blockbuster Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Avengers 2). The character she will portray in the film is veiled in mystery so it's been arousing people’s curiosity.
An official of the film said, “It would be a spoiler, so we can’t tell you which character Kim Soo Hyung will play,” during a telephone call with OSEN. The official also added, “Marvel always prohibits telling too much about the story. Her character is already decided and the scene is already written so we cast Kim Soo Hyun, but we can’t let you know about her character. We only can say that her character is a substantial supporting role.”
Kim Soo Hyun has previously been in several dramas, such as Level 7 Civil Servant, Brain, Runaway: Plan B and Romance Town, but this will be Soo Hyun’s first movie role. She will start to shoot the movie in Korea this April and continue it abroad. Kim Soo Hyun’s agency, Apple of the Eye, said that there will be quite a few scenes she appears in because she will take a substantial role. She will join the other members of the Avengers to shoot the scenes, which will be filmed abroad. It will take some time to line up the schedule of Kim Soo Hyun with other cast member's schedules.
About the previous news in Korea that her character would be a doctor or a research worker, they said that they couldn't confirm that.
Kim Soo Hyun briefly stated her feelings about being casted in the Hollywood blockbuster through her twitter on the 5th. She uploaded a picture of herself taken in Marvel comic’s store and said, “After a long wait, I’m so happy to be back with great news. I have a lot to do ahead of me, but for now, the words ‘Welcome to the Marvel Universe’ are amazing and kind of overwhelming. I was a fan of Marvel Comics, and if you really like something it looks like fate can make it happen.”
As her first official event since joining the cast of the film, Soo Hyun will attend the global premiere of “Captain America: Winter Soldier” in Los Angeles on March 13th.
Filming will start this spring, and the movie will be released in Korea in April of next year. Along with director Joss Whedon, the star-studded cast from the first film is back, featuring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansen, and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as new actors to the series Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and James Spader. Marvel studio mentioned nothing except that there would be a substantial supporting role for Kim Soo Hyun’s character. Because of the character, Korean people’s interest in the movie is getting stronger.
Is it a golden age for people named Kim Soo Hyun? K-actor Kim Soo Hyun, who recently stared in My Love From Another Star, has no limit to his popularity in China, and K-actress Kim Soo Hyun has received a great opportunity to star in the Hollywood Blockbuster Avengers 2. It's good to see K-stars getting more love from all over the world. Hwaiting two Kim Soo Hyuns!