***Disclosure: I received an all expense paid trip to Hollywood, courtesy of Disney and Marvel. However, all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
But one of the coolest parts of my MARVEL Hollywood experience would have to be my surprise visit to the set of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". I mean, how many people get to hang out behind the scenes while a movie is being filmed?!
I can't say too much about everything that happened on set. That will come at a later date. I pinky promise. But I can say that we bloggers got to interview Russell Bobbitt, Property Manager. (See! There I am, in the front row in the beige-ish sweater with my hair up in a clip. )
There is actually quite a lot of detail in creating the Captain America's signature shield, and I'd love to share what I learned with you.
"In our movie we have four different looks because he goes into different scenarios, different missions. And he applies different material -- Marvel materials that help make the shield stealth in different situations. And so we have four different styles. In theory in the Marvel lore, there’s one shield. "
The reason we need so many is because we do different sort of scenes. You know, if he’s walking around and it’s on his back, I can put a really clean nice heavy one on him. And when we photograph them from behind, it looks shiny and new like metal. When he takes it off and starts fighting with it, obviously we can’t hit each other with metal shields or the boys won’t be able to play very long. So, I make soft ones to accommodate the fighting scenes.
This one that you’re gonna hold and play with it’s the hard rubber one. It’s the next to the best."
Yes...He did just say we would get to wield the mighty Captain America Shield ourselves! Of couse we didn't handle the ultra-heavy, metal shield. The rubber shield we got to check out is made of a hard, rather substantial rubber. It had some weight to it, but wasn't too unwieldy.
Stay tuned! In March, I will have some more amazing behind the scenes goodies to share with you!
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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER releases in theaters everywhere on April 4, 2014!