|Agent M with Captain America's shield, on the set of the ''Captain America: The First Avenger'' film|
By Ryan Penagos
Last week I joined a select group of reporters and blogger-type folks on a secret mission: visit the "Captain America: The First Avenger" movie set in England. To say it was an amazing experience would be an understatement.
I swore an oath on Cap's shield that I wouldn't reveal too much about my visit too soon, so I beg you merry Marvelites to take my tantalizing teases about all the thrilling things I saw and experienced in stride--all will be revealed in time!
Some choice tidbits from my visit to the Cap set:
- I ate lunch with Hydra soldiers.
- I learned who and what has influenced star Chris Evans in his portrayal of Steve Rogers aka Captain America in the film.
- I talked with Hugo Weaving who plays Red Skull/Johann Shmidt in the film while he was in full Red Skull makeup--AND IT WAS AWESOME!
- I watched director Joe Johnston film a scene, experiencing the magic of the movies up close. All I can say is "wow."
- I had my mind blown several times by visiting the art department, the costume department and the prosthetics workshop as well as seeing many of the props in the movie.
- I posed with one of the actual Captain America shields used in the film--as you can see in the photo above.
That's really just the proverbial tip of the iceberg, though. In the coming months, leading the release of "Captain America: The First Avenger" in theaters on July 22, 2011, I'll have interviews, profiles, features and MANY more details about the film to share. Stay tuned,
In addition to "Captain America: The First Avenger," Marvel Studios most recently released the highly anticipated sequel, "," starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow on May 7, 2010, and will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including " " on May 6, 2011 and "Marvel Studios' The " on May 4, 2012.
Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the official word on all things to do with "Captain America: The First Avenger" and all Marvel movies!
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