Today I continue on with my pre Captain America: Civil War celebrations and I unbox some more of my Funko figures. This time around the figures that I unbox are the women of Captain America: Civil War. I have the new Scarlet Witch, and Black Widow along with a character that has her first figure, Agent 13, Sharon Carter. I already have two previous versions of Black Widow including one with her carrying Captain America’s shield. I also have the version of Scarlet Witch from Avengers: Age of Ultron. These are some great figures.
These new female figures have one very special enhancement that should have been a part of all the previous female characters across all the different series of figures? These each have a small clear stand so that they can stand up without any problem. Now these new ones can be easily displayed without any fear of them falling. I’m happy about that.
I attended an expense paid trip by Disney to press events for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (#AvengersEvent, #AgeofUltron), all opinions as always are 100% my own.
For our second interview of the day at the Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron press junket we met with the two newest actors to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen. These two play the twins, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff who are also Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch respectively. Aaron and Elizabeth told us about being fans of Marvel comics, being a ‘powered’ superhero and how it was to come into this established universe with actors who have been playing their characters for many movies.
A question was asked of Elizabeth regarding playing a character who is fighting but isn’t punching and kicking but rather using powers that will be added in after using special effects. I liked how she responded and it makes much more sense when you see her on screen.
Since basically all of your powers are special effects how was it for you to act out those parts where you’re just kind of staring?
OLSEN :Well, you know what it’s actually really fun because a lot of people have stunt doubles and my stuff is like a dance, so I can’t have a stunt double come in and do that. I always got to be in control over my character’s body movements which was cool, and it was fun because there’s no blueprint to how Scarlet Witch moves ’cause you just see these like awesome finger, hand gestures and these circular red things.
I worked with a movement coach and she and I watched Joss’s version of Scarlet Witch and that was really enjoyable to watch ’cause he would do the motions and we would interpret it into our own thing. It was really fun to work with the dancer on something like that and it adds a different visual element to the fighting. It also felt a little funny because you’re like I’m not making contact with anything, like literally zero contact. There’s a lot of trust that goes in when you have special effects that I wasn’t used to and then after seeing the movie I was like aha, now I’m comfortable. Continue reading #AvengersEvent – Interview with Elizabeth Olsen & Aaron Taylor-Johnson about #AgeofUltron→
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