Korean Actress Cast in Upcoming ‘Avengers 2′, Sources Say

Story by Young Rae Kim.

Korean actress Kim Soo Hyun was reportedly cast in the upcoming blockbuster sequel Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, according to Twitch Film.

Kim, 28, not to be confused with the popular male actor with the same name, is not well known outside of Korea and previously went by the stage name Yoo Ri-el. Still, it was reported that she beat out dozens of other actresses — including some top-tier names — to snag a supporting role as a doctor who helps Iron Man. Her English proficiency and familiarity with the action genre reportedly helped her cause.

Marvel has stated that at least 10 to 15 minutes of the film will be set in the swanky Gangnam district of Seoul. Marvel has already hired one of Korea’s top production teams and domestic shooting is scheduled to begin in the spring in Seoul and Incheon.

Kim who has appeared in Seventh Grade Civil Servant and The Fugitive: Plan B, grew up abroad and speaks fluent English, according to the Korea Times. She began her career as a model and signed to the same agency as Daniel Henney.

According to her management agency, Kim is still waiting for Marvel to confirm the casting.

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This story was originally published in iamkoream.com