Making Captain America appear like an outdated man in Avengers: Endgame was no simple for the filmmakers and their VFX crew. Luckily, the crew had some stable reference in strategies used on Captain America: The First Avenger to assist them pull off the look of Steve Rogers, a brand new character having lived a life-time and rising into an outdated man.
“We then started casting for a skin double, looking around for an old guy who approximates the same face and age of Cap, or what Cap would be,” Jen Underdahl, Marvel’s visible results producer mentioned within the video above. “We shot in the same lighting conditions right after Chris performs. He gives the same lines, he tries to emulate Chris’ performance as much as possible so it doesn’t take a whole lot of hammering when you put it on Chris’ face.”
Then, one other actor needed to step in — or sit in — for Captain America actor Chris Evans. “In addition to the skin double, you also need to give him an older man’s body, an older man’s sort of overall profile,” Underdahl mentioned. “To do so, we’ll do an overall warp on his body and literally squish him down so he fits in the plate as this character.”
This is the place the expertise used on the primary Captain America film from 2011 got here in useful. “We did the same sort of thing though not with as heavy a hand with old Cap. They took some neck off of him, so he wasn’t quite as beefy here, and we shrunk his shoulders to give him that 106-year-old super soldier look.”
What did you consider Captain America’s look as an excellent soldier that had aged 106 years? Did you recognize there was a “skin double” sitting in for Chris Evans or was the on-screen look of Old Man Steve Rogers convincing sufficient to go away you glad? Share your ideas within the remark part or ship them my method on Instagram and Twitter!
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