Thank you to Marvel Studios for hosting me during #InfinityWarEvent, which included a visit to the set of Captain Marvel.
On the same morning of the Avengers: Infinity War premiere, during what was already one of the best visits to LA ever, I made a top secret visit to the set of Captain Marvel. So what did I see?
Captain Marvel Set
We visited the Skrull ship, which was a huge, practical set. The movie contains a “running through the ship” scene, and we saw just where that happened. The Mind Fracker was also totally real, although perhaps we didn’t get to experience the full effect.
Captain Marvel Wardrobe
One of my favorite parts of our visit was the tour of the wardrobe trailer. There’s no such thing as just one version of a costume. If that costume was used in an action sequence, you would see multiple versions of it where it got progressively more scuffed and battered. In one case, I pulled out a shirt stained with blood that was tagged for Samuel L. Jackson. There was my first hint that Fury didn’t make it through the movie totally unscathed.
I was able to try on one of Brie’s Kree arm shields, and I touched pretty much everything that I could get my hands on. If you see Clark Gregg, Brie Larson, or Samuel L. Jackson wearing it in the movie, there’s a pretty good chance I touched it. I also asked specifically for Jude Law’s wardrobe and found out that he hadn’t started filming. The fact that I can’t say I touched something he was wearing is my only true regret from the day…
Captain Marvel Props
The props master showed off some of the Kree and Skrull gear, and I got to hold a pretty badass Skrull blaster. One cool detail from the blasters is that many of them were fitted with little LED lights that could be controlled by the actor holding it.
Captain Marvel Filming
It was an active filming day, and while we were there we watched them shoot a scene on the Quadjet. (When you watch the movie, it’s the scene where Goose the cat crawls under Carol’s arm while she’s flying.) It was all really exciting, and I swear that I wasn’t falling asleep. (No matter how things look in this picture.)
Just before heading out we stopped for a group picture. I knew Brie was in the front with directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck . I knew that someone was holding Reggie the cat, who plays Goose, and the cat wrangler was trying to get his attention. I was near Executive Producer Jonathan Schwartz, and was talking him into showing me the pictures of the Skrull makeup on his phone. Then I hear someone nearby asking my friend Tessa about her Guardians of the Galaxy tattoo. Yep, there was Samuel L. Jackson, with a face full of tiny green dots that would be used as reference points for that pretty badass Marvel de-aging magic.
Want to check out everything for yourself? Captain Marvel is in theaters now!