AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Home Video Details, ELECTRA WOMAN & DYNA GIRL Trailer, More

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Credit: Marvel

Marvel has announced the release dates for the Avengers: Age Of Ultron blu-ray and digital releases. Avengers: Age Of Ultron will be available on 3D digital combo pack, Blu-ray, DVD, digital SD, and On-Demand on October 2.

Additionally, it will be available on digital HD, digital 3D, and Disney Movies Anywhere several weeks earlier on September 8. The release will feature deleted scenes, behind the scenes featurettes, and a gag reel.

Check out a trailer for the release right here:

 

ELECTRA WOMAN & DYNA GIRL Trailer

Sid and Marty Krofft's cult classic series Electra Woman & Dyna Girl, about a pair of superheroines, is receiving a reboot on YouTube, starring YouTube celebrities Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart, and the first trailer has been released.

Check it out right here:

 

MICHAEL DOUGLAS's De-Aging Process In ANT-MAN

Michael Douglas de-aged in Ant-Man
Michael Douglas de-aged in Ant-Man
Credit: Marvel Studios

Everyone who saw Ant-Man probably noticed that Michael Douglas, who plays Hank Pym in the film, looked a whole lot younger in the film's opening scene. The 70 year-old actor was digitally de-aged by Lola VFX, a visual effects company that specializes in aging and de-aging actors onscreen and also did the pre-Super Soldier Serum Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger.

One of the technicians behind Michael Douglas's de-aging, Trent Claus, talked to Vulture about what went into the process to acheive the final result in which Michael Douglas looked just like he did in 1989, when the scene was meant to take place. 

The process started with Marvel taking steps to make the work easier on Lola VFX, by using a younger stand-in to show how the scene's lighting worked on younger skin, and refraining from adding de-aging make-up to Douglas while filming. From there, the team took over, viewing numerous films from Douglas's younger days to get his look exactly right.

"It helped us a lot to have that reference," said Claus, "but it made us work harder, because the audience already knew what he looked like at that age. There wasn't a whole lot of leeway."

"What’s really important is the way his face moves as he speaks, the way that the muscles in the face have changed over time, the way the skin reacts to those muscles. To sell the effect you have to look at the way [the face] looks in motion," added Claus.

The team behind the de-aging process watched as many of Michael Douglas's '80's films as they could get their hands on to truly understand and sell the transformation.

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