To say I am excited that I finally get to debut some of behind the scenes details from May last year would be an understatement!! For those of you that have been following the blog for a while, you will remember I had the incredible opportunity to go to Los Angeles for the Iron Man 3 premiere. One of the highlights of my trip was that we actually went behind the scenes at the Captain America: The Winter Soldier set. More to come on that in a couple months… BUT I am thrilled to share some of the inside scoop about Captain America’s Shield!
You see that?! That is me along with 24 other lucky bloggers ON SET, talking to Russell Bobbitt — the Property Manager, and the man who has made all of the Captain America shields!! You can see him in the background of this awesome shot on set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
We asked about the look and what went into making the Captain America shield… Here is your inside scoop straight from the Property Manager, Russell Bobbitt:
So for this, obviously this is “Captain America 2” so I’m the first one to establish the look of this thing. 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.
So in this movie we — we have a couple surprises with the shield. And it’ll appear that there are different shields. But it’s only one shield.. that one shield I have to make 50 of them to accommodate all the different — I have hard rubber, soft rubber, fiberglass, metal to depending on if there’s an insert on it I use a metal one ‘cause it looks the best.
This one that you’re gonna hold and play with it’s the hard rubber one. It’s the next to the best.
And I’m gonna give you this one because it’s lighter than the heavy, heavy metal one.
We need so many is because we do different sorts of… 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.
And yes, you did read that right… we got to hold the Captain America shield!!!
I can officially say I got to touch and hold the same shield that Captain America uses in Captain America: The Winter Soldier!!! Although, I still think it looks better on this guy 😉
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be in theaters April 4!