I’ve shared with you guys four Marvel’s Ant-Man interviews this week and today I want to share more about our on set experience and the fact that I got to wear THE ANT-MAN helmet which was AWESOME and yes this sentence will never end. (insert smiles because that’s how excited I am to share this)
See! This is us inside Pym Tech Lab in between takes. They has just filmed a major action scene the day before and were getting ready to film something else later that afternoon. It was really cool to be on the set because we could see what was on the computer screens and how detailed all the lab stations were. It’s so amazing how big these sets can feel while still being inside a building itself.
This also looks like part of the lab
We also saw a few other areas that they filmed in. We weren’t allowed to take photos but I did manage to get my hands on a few Ant-Man Movie Stills of the room we were in.
And this Ant-Man photo is really cool because I stood in that exact spot minus the body count.
After checking out the amazing sets we were allowed to go over to the costume department and chat with that amazing team. Learning about costumes is always one of my favorite things to listen to. And I was surprised to learn how a costume like Ant-Man’s evolves as the need arises.
The costume would start one way and then they would find that he couldn’t even lift his arms more than waist high like in the photo below; so of course they had to make it lighter and more flexible.
It took them over 7 months of prep to create the first costume. Everything was custom made and they used a 3-D printer for prototypes. As the costume evolved they were able to get a light in a set of the gloves and in one of the helmets.
And the helmet had to be screwed on. While filming only four different people had ever tried on the helmet, until the bloggers showed up that is. This is how the Ant-Man helmet was screwed onto my head.
In the end there were 13 suits 7 helmets, and 15-17 belts. The stunt belts are 1 piece, but the “hero” belt was over 50 pieces! It was such a fun an amazing day and I can’t wait to see the movie as it’s in theaters on July 17th.