The Blu-ray and DVD sets of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” are slated to be released Oct. 2. But there is controversy because the female characters in the movie are not included on the covers.
According to a report by Comic Book Movie, some people are said to be unhappy that the covers of the DVD and Blu-ray only focus on major male characters like Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). The main female characters, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), are not pictured.
Some fans previously raised concerns about Marvel not creating any merchandise for Black Widow, aka Natasha Romanoff, while launching products for other superheroes in the movie. Ruffalo commented on the issue.
Regarding this new DVD cover report, some fans see no controversy, with one saying some people “pretend to be offended about everything.” The fans point out that other male characters from “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” like Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), also are missing from the cover art.
One other major character missing from the DVD cover is the Vision (Paul Bettany). Pictures posted on Hypable show behind-the-scenes images of Bettany and his costume. The pictures reveal how the actor was transformed into the character.
The report notes that Bettany had to sit through a lot of makeup and prosthetic work to play the Vision. Minimal computer graphics are said to have been used, especially for the face of the character.
The Vision was introduced in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and is expected to be a major part of the franchise in future movies. The report calls the introduction of the character one of the best parts in the movie and notes that the work that went into bringing the character to life was “nothing short of amazing.”