No one ever said saving the day was pretty.
In fact, protecting the world from megalomaniac villains can get downright destructive. So when Joss Whedon and the Avengers: Age of Ultron crew arrived in Seoul, South Korea, to begin filming the latest franchise installment, the director wanted to give residents a heads up that things were about to get very, very messy.
In the following video, Whedon apologizes in advance for street closures, traffic, and any other headaches his big-budget action sequences shot in the area will inevitably cause.
“We are going to mess it up a bit and inconvenience some people for a few days and I apologize for that,” he says. “I know what that’s like. I live in Los Angeles. It happens to me all the time and it’s not fun. I hope that it will be worth it.”
It’s a friendly gesture; bonus points for talking up how much he adores the city:
The Avengers: Age of Ultron reteams Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo. James Spader plays big baddie Ultron.
The film hits theaters May 1, 2015.