Marvel‘s Black Panther is heading to Busan, South Korea to film a huge, really huge chase scene. According to Variety, the city is best known for hosting Asia’s biggest film festival, and Black Panther filmmakers are looking to include landmarks such as the Gwangalli beach, Gwangan Bridge and the Jagalchi fish market in the movie.
“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 local production service company Mr. Romance Film. “It will also involve helicopter(s) and guns (firing blanks) and may cause noise as well as traffic restrictions.” The Busan Film Commission has known about this since last year when they invited Darrin Prescott, Black Panther‘s second unit director, to pitch to them as the film’s potential shooting location.
In a bit of a spoiler alert, a local resident posted notices on his Facebook account on Tuesday, which was also shared on the Busan official Facebook page. Even though the city account would promptly delete the post, saying the information was “unintentionally disclosed,” but people still knew that Michael B. Jordan + Chadwick Boseman were heading their way.
Directed by Ryan Coogler + starring most of the primetime players in Black Hollywood, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as a king who takes over the African nation of Wakanda after the murder of his father. It is set for worldwide release on February 18, 2018.