Becoming a superhero is not always easy. And it is certainly not David Harbor who will argue the opposite. Indeed, the actor found himself totally stuck in his Red Guardian costume, after shooting a sequence for Black Widow. Soviet pendant of Captain America, this characteraccomplishes often dubious feats, in connection with the propaganda carried out by the USSR. Freed by Natasha and Yelena, he helps his allies destroy the mythical red room.
When the Red Guardian can no longer remove his costume! - Credit: Marvel Studios
If playing this role was a joy for Harbor, the actor will nevertheless remember his costume for a long time. In a short interview, Feige explains howow the latter got stuck in his armor.
Black Widow: Red Guardian costume gives Harbor a hard time
The anecdote unfolded as Harbor filmed the footage of Alexei transforming into the Guardian after s 'finally escaped from the Gulag. The hero walks into a cramped bathroom, trying somehow to put on his wetsuit. But once the costume is on its back, it’s impossible to take it off. The entire crew on set lent the actor a hand in pulling him out of this mess.
This is all about the size of the costume. Indeed, the latter was designed to be too small. After two decades locked up, Alexei let himself go physically. It makes sense, then, that his old armor is no longer quite his size. Except that the costume department did not foresee the consequences of this choice. Suffice to say that the event was as painful as it was humiliating for Harbor. In fact, the hero's weight joke has sparked much controversy, accusing Marvel of gross phobia.
Whatever, the actor now prefers to laugh. Hopefully, Harbor will reprise her role, accompanying Black Widow's new heiress, Yelena . But for now, nothing is fixed on paper yet. Let's just hope the comedian will do better with his costume in the future! En Meanwhile, Black Widow continues to enchant fans in theaters.