There were plenty of great, memorable moments in Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World, from the mind-bending third act to yet another brilliant performance by Tom Hiddleston as Loki, but there's one moment in particular that truly stands out: the Captain America cameo. Back in 2011 Cap star Chris Evans revealed that the chances of seeing a cameo from him in a movie outside of The Avengers and his own franchise were slim to none because of the way that his contract works with Marvel Studios, but that only made the appearance in the Thor sequel that much more surprising and great. What you may not know about the great movie moment, however, is that Evans actually never step foot on the Thor: The Dark World set, and was actually digitally planted into the scene. So how was the scene actually shot? With Hiddleston in a Captain America costume, naturally.
Empire has posted the behind-the-scenes clip you see above, which gives us our first look at how exactly the Captain America scene was shot in Thor: The Dark World. The way the shot worked was to have Tom Hiddleston put on the Cap suit to shoot the normal scene with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, playing the moment like Loki's words coming out of Captain America's mouth, and then Evans was shown the scene and mimicked the performance. You can watch Hemsworth and Hiddleston talk about the scene in the video below:
The clip at the top of this article is one of many special features that is set to be on the upcoming Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray and DVD release. In addition to this clip the disc will also feature multiple other extended and deleted scenes; a gag reel; a mini-documentary called A Brother’s Journey: Thor & Loki; a commentary track featuring Alan Taylor, Tom Hiddleston, Marvel’s Kevin Feige and cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau , a featurette about the making of the music in the movie, an exclusive look at Captain America: The Winter Soldier; and a brand new Marvel One Shot called Hail To The King, starring Sir Ben Kingsley. You'll be able to pick up the package in stores on February 25th.
With Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner also making an appearance in Shane Black's Iron Man 3, here's hoping that Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America: The Winter Soldierhaving a special cameo of its very own, but who could it be? An appearance by Robert Downey Jr. is probably out of the question, but at this point I wouldn't be too surprised if one of Marvel's other A-list stars makes a special appearance in the movie. We'll just have to wait until April to find out.
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