Robert Downey Jr. Says Goodbye to MCU, Earns Disney Legends Award – Dans Papers

Robert Downey Jr. Says Goodbye to MCU, Earns Disney Legends Award - Dan\s Papers

Why Captain Marvel Got A New Look For Avengers: Endgame

The heroes of Avengers: Endgame may be getting all the headlines, but once fans get a look at the new team of superheroes united in the Marvel Comics universe, theyre going to realize that the most entertaining, fan-favorite squad is still to come. Its time to meet… The War Avengers.

The comics have proven that half the universe being snapped out of existence may be bad, but at least its clean–a whole lot cleaner than a full scale invasion of Earth like the one currently raging in Marvels War of The Realms. As the core Avengers split up to face every front of this war across Earth and space, Steve Rogers gives Captain Marvel the task of holding the line. And to do it, she recruits not only the MCUs biggest box office movie stars, but the ones fans have most demanded to see more of. They are the War Avengers, and theyre showing whats actually possible in Marvels films… should they have the guts to follow the comics lead.

Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Letitia Wright (Shuri) and Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie).

Marvels female heroes assemble for Avengers: Endgame behind-the-scenes image

Brie Larsons Captain Marvel doesnt have a massive part to play in Avengers: Endgame, but the small role is an important one that required a lot of work when it comes to post-production digital effects.

The official Twitter account for Marvel Studios has unveiled a new behind-the-scenes image from the set of Avengers: Endgame’s climactic battle, which sees directors Anthony and Joe Russo joined by Marvel’s growing roster of female heroes in Okoye (Danai Gurira), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Rescue (Gwyneth Paltrow), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), The Wasp (Hope Van Dyne), Shuri (Letitia Wright), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Nebula (Karen Gillan).

However, it turns out it wasnt simply Carol Danvers powers that required a lot of effects, but her costume as well. While Brie Larson wore a physical superhero suit on the set of Avengers: Endgame, it was decided later the suit needed to be changed up, and so a completely digital costume was drawn over Captain Marvel in post-production. According to visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken…

A fellow product of the Red Room, the KGB program Nat herself was a part of, Yelena was Marvels main Black Widow for a brief period around the millennium and The Hollywood Reporter have stated that Pughs character is “a spy with a skill level equal to Natashas and will be pit against Black Widow as her moral opposite.” Could this be Belova? Its possible, and even if fans are still coming to terms with Natashas death, they should also consider that Marvel may want a figure to replace her on the Avengers going forward…

Marvel Assembles a Perfect Avengers: Endgame Set Photo That Beats The Movie Moment

She was filmed with her physical costume with a great costume from the costume department. But after her sequences were filmed, it was decided by the filmmakers that her costume needed to be more different from the costume that she was wearing in the 25 years ago, whatever the era of the Captain Marvel movie. So we ended up replacing her costume with a CG suit for all her shots.

Scarlett Johansson will return, while Jac Schaeffer has completed the latest draft of the script. Apart from that, though – as well as a rumour that Sebastian Stan could return as the Winter Soldier – details are relatively hard to come by. However, with Florence Pugh (Fighting with My Family) having joined the cast, theories are already starting to emerge surrounding how the film could influence subsequent productions.

Brie Larson actually filmed Avengers: Endgame prior to making the Captain Marvel movie. It seems that one side effect of this was that only one suit was produced for the character. At the time, this probably made sense, but eventually it was decided that it Carol Danvers was going to change other things about her appearance in the 25 years of time that pass between the two films chronologically, shed probably change her costume at some point as well.

Since the scenes had already been filmed, it just meant changing the costume in post-production as Matt Aitken told CGI costumes are nothing new, Iron Mans entire suit is a digital effect after all.

Thats relevant, because here we have Marvel celebrating something it hasnt really earned: the “girl power” scene from Endgame. You know the one I mean. Its the final showdown with Thanos, all the dusted heroes are back, and hey, look at that: all the women are teamed up! (Except Black Widow.)

Captain Marvel is one of the more interesting characters in the MCU right now simply by virtue of how new she is. Introduced in between the two recent Avengers film, and not having a massive role in the finale, were still not sure quite where the character stands. The feeling is that Carol Danvers will be playing a major role in the future of the MCU, but we didnt really get that idea from Avengers: Endgame. Shes clearly powerful, but thats about all we can say with certainty.

Even Captain Marvel star Brie Larson, who filmed Endgame before her own solo movie, was kept in the dark: I flew to Atlanta for my first day on Endgame. I had no idea what I was shooting, what the movie was. I didnt know if anybody else was in a scene with me. I didnt know anything, Larson told Inquirer.

The fact that the character was introduced so recently, and then used so quickly, so much so that they clearly didnt consider how the chronology would impact the characters look, shows how Captain Marvel may still be something of an unknown quantity to Marvel Studios as well.

One of the tactics used when filming Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame back-to-back was the deployment of fake scripts or, in Spider-Man star Tom Hollands case, no script at all until the day of shooting.

Or at the very least, she was at the time. While we dont know what the future holds for the MCU characters, Marvel certainly does. Bob Iger has said that well learn more about what Marvel has planned for the future this summer, and with both SDCC and D23 set to happen in the coming months, we can guess one or both of those events will be our massive unveiling.

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