The Avengers: Age Of Ultron production has taken a tragic turn. Over the weekend, the movie began filming in Seoul, South Korea and production called for closing the Mapo Bridge. Under the bridge, a dead body was discovered floating in the water.
Kotaku reports that on March 30 the bridge was closed from 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and right in the middle of filming, at roughly 2:15 p.m., the body was found. As the Mapo Bridge, where filming was taking place, is a notorious suicide bridge, no foul play is expected—but this is still absolutely awful. From Kotaku:
As Real Time Korea reports, the government even installed anti-suicide LED lighting to draw attention as well as slogans on the bridge, such a "The most shining moment of your life has yet to come" or "Your worries will feel like nothing when you get older." The renovations did little to deter suicides, with the number of attempted suicides actually increasing.
According to Kotaku, the body had been there for two weeks before it was discovered by police, so it had no connection to production.