There are moments that you will have in your life that will stick out amongst all others. Being able to visit the set of Captain America 2: The Winter Solider was definitely one of those moments for me. I had never been on a movie set before so I was in complete and utter awe the whole time. Being able to visit the set and get a behind the scenes look at the movie would have been enough but the amazing folks at Disney went above and beyond when they gave us all a chance to get our hands in on the action…literally!
A lot of things go on behind the scenes when it comes to making movies and there are many people responsible for making a movie as incredible as it is. For Captain America 2, one of these very important people is the Prop Master, Russell Bobbitt. He is the one that comes up with the design and actually makes some of the most important pieces to the movie, including the shield that Captain America carries.
So let’s talk shield, shall we!
Russell had quite a bit to say when it came to the shield and how exactly he came up with the design and how he would make it. For instance did you know that in Captain America 2 the shield will have four different looks because he goes into different scenarios and different missions. Captain America will also apply different Marvel materials that help make the shield stealth in different situations.
But in this movie be prepared for a couple surprises with the shield. It’s going to appear that there are different shields, but it’s only one shield. So how many shields have to actually be made for the film? Here’s what Russell had to say, “I have to make 50 of them to accommodate all the different. Their is a 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”.
I really loved being able to interview Russell about the props and what all goes into making some of the most important parts of the Captain America movie. After talking with Russell I got a chance to hold one of the actually shields from Captain America 2. It is the hard rubber one and YES it’s the real shield that Chris Evans will be holding in the movie.
Captain America 2: The Winter Solider will hit theaters April 4th, 2014 so be sure to mark your calendars. I’ll be sharing some more exciting stuff with you about my set visit in March so be sure to check back for that. In the meantime you can get all the Captain America 2: The Winter Solider news on Facebook at facebook.com/captainamericamovie and Twitter https://twitter.com/CaptainAmerica.