Black Panther films key chase in Busan

Marvel filmed a key chase sequence for superhero movie Black Panther in the streets of Busan on the coast of South Korea.

Marvel filmed a key chase sequence for superhero movie Black Panther in the streets of Busan on the coast of South Korea.

The film follows the king of the fictional Wakanda, an advanced African nation, as he faces a threat from within and must face it as his superhero alter-ego Black Panther.

Black Panther films key chase in Busan
Black Panther

“We were beyond thrilled to be able to shoot Black Panther in Busan,” said director Ryan Coogler.

“The city has an amazing energy and provides a great mix of modern architecture and historical buildings all against this beautiful coastal backdrop. It instantly reminded me of my home in the Bay Area [of San Francisco].”

Black Panther’s stunt team spent two weeks filming the centrepiece car chase in Busan, taking in numerous city locations.

The movie in fact marks the second time that Marvel has shot scenes in South Korea, having also filmed key action moments for Avengers: Age of Ultron on the streets of capital Seoul, and becoming the first major US studio production to do so.

Producers on Avengers rehearsed their stunt work on an unused highway before shutting down the mile-long Mapo Bridge for a chase sequence involving Captain America.

Korea offers a network of regional production support, including the Busan Film Commission. International producers can access a base filming incentive of 20% on local expenditure when they spend $2m shooting locally.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in South Korea and for local contacts


Two stages are available at Busan Cinema Studios, but for Black Panther Marvel opted to cut exterior stunt footage of Busan with interiors filmed on stages back in the US at EUE/Screen Gems’ Atlanta Studios in Georgia. Scenes were also shot in the same Atlanta warehouse facilities that hosted studio filming for Fast & Furious 8.

Marvel has based many of its recent films at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Last year was a typically busy production year for the facility hosting movies including Marvel’s own Ant-Man and the Wasp, and two additional Avengers sequels. As a result, Black Panther built sets elsewhere in the city.

Around $85m was spent filming Black Panther in Georgia, according to figures from the Motion Picture Association of America.

Image: Disney/Marvel Studios

Black Panther films key chase in Busan
Black Panther

Marvel filmed a key chase sequence for superhero movie Black Panther in the streets of Busan on the coast of South Korea.

The film follows the king of the fictional Wakanda, an advanced African nation, as he faces a threat from within and must face it as his superhero alter-ego Black Panther.

“We were beyond thrilled to be able to shoot Black Panther in Busan,” said director Ryan Coogler.

“The city has an amazing energy and provides a great mix of modern architecture and historical buildings all against this beautiful coastal backdrop. It instantly reminded me of my home in the Bay Area [of San Francisco].”

Black Panther’s stunt team spent two weeks filming the centrepiece car chase in Busan, taking in numerous city locations.

The movie in fact marks the second time that Marvel has shot scenes in South Korea, having also filmed key action moments for Avengers: Age of Ultron on the streets of capital Seoul, and becoming the first major US studio production to do so.

Producers on Avengers rehearsed their stunt work on an unused highway before shutting down the mile-long Mapo Bridge for a chase sequence involving Captain America.

Korea offers a network of regional production support, including the Busan Film Commission. International producers can access a base filming incentive of 20% on local expenditure when they spend $2m shooting locally.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in South Korea and for local contacts


Two stages are available at Busan Cinema Studios, but for Black Panther Marvel opted to cut exterior stunt footage of Busan with interiors filmed on stages back in the US at EUE/Screen Gems’ Atlanta Studios in Georgia. Scenes were also shot in the same Atlanta warehouse facilities that hosted studio filming for Fast & Furious 8.

Marvel has based many of its recent films at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Last year was a typically busy production year for the facility hosting movies including Marvel’s own Ant-Man and the Wasp, and two additional Avengers sequels. As a result, Black Panther built sets elsewhere in the city.

Around $85m was spent filming Black Panther in Georgia, according to figures from the Motion Picture Association of America.

Image: Disney/Marvel Studios

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