Fun Facts on 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
A brand-new costume for Captain America? Gymnastics lessons for Chris Evans? The iconic shield as an offensive weapon?Here's some fun facts and inside information surrounding the production of Marvel's “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”:
Top form. Chris Evans truly had mixed martial arts training as the fighting techniques he employed in the film were a mixture of Parkour, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, karate and boxing. The filmmakers believed that bringing Steve Rogers into the modern day also meant that he had studied and mastered modern fighting styles and techniques. Evans also willingly engaged in gymnastics training. That training had a big payoff when it came time to shoot fight sequences like the Elevator Fight.
The Falcon look. The filmmakers were interested in adding more of a tactical design to the Falcon costume than was represented in the comic books. Accordingly, they incorporated a lot of real-world webbing, straps and gear. The final result was a costume that retained the iconic parts of the Falcon costume but stripped away the more comic book elements that would not work in the modern day. The Falcon costume takes actor Anthony Mackie 25 minutes to put on.
“Cut the check!” Anthony Mackie, whose excitement and energy for his character was infectious, liked to say “Cut the check!’” whenever something had gone right or a scene had been completed. It became a contagious phrase that caught on and before long everyone on set was saying it.
GSP. Reigning UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre plays a French mercenary in the film. For the filmmakers, landing the popular MMA fighter for the role was a stroke of luck and good timing but is was equally a stroke of luck for Georges St-Pierre who was excited to get his first chance at being in a big action movie.
Fan love. For the actors, shooting on the streets of Washington, D.C. meant drawing big crowds - many of them young kids who lined the streets dressed in their Captain America costumes, waiting to meet Captain America himself. Chris Evans routinely took photos with young fans and he describes those moments as the best part of shooting in the nation’s capitol and playing Captain America.
Opening across the Philippines on March 26, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.
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