Dead Body Found Under 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Korean Bridge Set
Well, here's a bit of creepily disturbing news tied to one of the most anticipated blockbusters of 2015. Last year, Michael Bay and the crew of Transformers: Age of Extinction were threatened while shooting in Hong Kong, and this year, the production of The Avengers: Age of Ultron suffered a bit more of a traumatizing mishap. Korean news outlet Naver (via Kotaku) reports that a dead body was found under the Mapo Bridge in South Korea where the Marvel sequel is currently filming. What's worse is the body was reported to be dead for two weeks and it was discovered during filming by the set security guards. Read on.
In fact, when the body was discovered and being pulled from the water underneath the bridge, filming was still going on, and it doesn't sound like anyone told director Joss Whedon or the crew what was going on at all. Though reports on the body itself haven't determined a cause of death, it's important to note that South Korea has a staggering suicide rate, and the Mapo Bridge is notorious for being a popular choice as a place to commit suicide. There are even anti-suicide slogans on the bridge, such a "The most shining moment of your life has yet to come," and, "Your worries will feel like nothing when you get older."
It's not clear if production has been halted since the news surfaced, but we imagine officials will give them the clear to keep shooting since they're not exactly shooting in the crime scene itself, but rather on the bridge above it. Either way, it's a thoroughly depressing news story, and a rather disturbing way to kick off the production which has only been in swing for about a couple days. We just hope this doesn't spark any weird urban legends about the body being visible in the film. Suicide is no laughing matter, and if you or someone you know has been contemplating suicide, please contact an organization like Suicide.org for help.