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'Avengers' sequel gets bomb scare in Italy location

Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson filming in Aosta

21 March, 13:46
'Avengers' sequel gets bomb scare in Italy location (ANSA) - Aosta, March 21 - Cast and crew of the new Avengers movie were given a scare Friday as police were called to investigate a possible bomb on the set in northern Italy. The area was blocked off as the bomb squad removed what was described as a half-meter-long "grenade-like object" buried in a grassy area in Piazza Plouves in the French border city of Aosta. The square was being prepped for filming in the coming days of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, a sequel to the 2012 blockbuster original based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers.

Starring Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson, the film is scheduled for release in May 2015.