Wednesday, April 7, 2021

10 magical witch and sorceress screen-worn costumes on display...

After the year we've all had we could all use some extra magic in our lives (even if it's a little dark magic), so I thought I'd search through my costume archives for some spellbinding witch and sorceress screen-worn looks to entertain you all with.

Ravenna costume worn by Charlize Theron
in The Huntsman: Winter's War
Charlize Theron Huntsman Winters War Ravenna costume
In 2016's fairytale fantasy sequel and prequel, The Huntsman: Winter's War, Charlize Theron plays the evil sorceress 'Queen Ravenna' and worn this stunning golden garment designed by Colleen Atwood.

Make sure you also check out more elaborate costumes from The Huntsman: Winter's War on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum & Galleries in February 2017.

Muriel costume worn by Famke Janssen
in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Famke Janssen Hansel Gretel Witch Hunters Muriel costume
In 2013's reimagined take on the Brothers Grimm fairytale Hansel & Gretel, rather than being lost children in the woods, the siblings were grown-up Witch Hunters.

In the action horror Famke Janssen played grand witch 'Muriel', ruler of a coven of dark witches, and wears this black leather and feathered costume designed by Marlene Stewart.

Make sure you also check out more witch costumes from Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks and ArcLight Hollywood cinemas in February 2013.

Queen Narissa costume worn by Susan Sarandon
in Enchanted
Susan Sarandon Enchanted Queen Narissa costume
In 2007's live-action fairytale musical comedy, Enchanted, the traditional fairytale princess story is turned on its head when Amy Adams 'Giselle' is magically transported from her animated world to real world New York City by the evil sorceress 'Queen Narissa'.

Mona May was Costume Designer on the Disney movie and be sure to also check out Susan Sarandon's Hag costume from Enchanted on display at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida in September 2010.

Winifred Sanderson costume worn by Bette Midler
in Hocus Pocus
Bette Midler Hocus Pocus Winifred Sanderson costume
1993's Hocus Pocus has become a beloved Disney classic and stars Bette Midler as one of three diabolical witches, the 'Sanderson Sisters' of 17th century Salem who return to wreak havoc in modern times.

Mary Vogt was Costume Designer on the supernatural comedy and his costume was photographed alongside Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker's costumes from Hocus Pocus at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California in August 2019.

Witch costume worn by Meryl Streep
in Into the Woods
Meryl Streep Into the Woods Witch costume
In 2014 Stephen Sondheim's Broadway stage musical based on fairytales, Into the Woods, was adapted for the big screen by Disney. In the movie screen legend Meryl Streep played the 'Witch' and wore this creepy look designed by costumer extraordinaire, Colleen Atwood.

This black Witch costume was photographed at Disney's D23 Expo 2019, but you can also enjoy Meryl Streep's other blue Witch costume from Into the Woods.

Marique costume worn by Rose McGowan
in Conan the Barbarian
Rose McGowan Conan The Barbarian Marique costume
The legend of Conan the Barbarian was rebooted in 2011 with Jason Momoa replacing Arnold Schwarzenegger as the sword-wielding warrior. In the sword and sorcery film Rose McGowan played the daughter of an evil warlord and was a powerful witch named 'Marique'.

Wendy Partridge was Costume Designer on this movie and you can also check out more screen-worn costumes from Conan the Barbarian on display at ArcLight Hollywood in August 2011.

Maleficent costume worn by Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie Maleficent movie costume
2014 live-action reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale gave the winged dark fairy 'Maleficent' an original story with Angelina Jolie in the titular role.

This signature 'Christening Curse' costume evoking the 1959 Disney animated version was designed by Anna B. Sheppard.

This iconic costume was photographed on display at Disney's D23 Expo 2019, but you can also enjoy more Maleficent costumes on display including from the 2019 sequel.

Mizuki the Witch costume worn by Rinko Kikuchi
in 47 Ronin
Rinko Kikuchi 47 Ronin Witch costume
In 2013's late medieval Japanese fantasy, 47 Ronin, a band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

In the film Rinko Kikuchi plays 'Muzuki' the witch who serves the shogun and wears this green costume designed by Penny Rose.

Wicked Witch costume worn by Mila Kunis
in Oz the Great and Powerful
Mila Kunis Oz Wicked Witch costume
In 2013's Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz the Great and Powerful, we discover the origin of the green-skinned, broomstick-riding 'Wicked Witch of the West' played by Mila Kunis.

Gary Jones was Costume Designer on the Disney movie and this wicked costume was photographed on display at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre in March 2013.

Fans of the film can also check out more costumes and props from Oz the Great and Powerful on display at other exhibitions.

Evil Queen worn by Lana Parrilla
in Once Upon a Time
Lana Parrilla Once Upon a Time Evil Queen costume
The tenth magical costume is worn by Lana Parrilla as the 'Evil Queen' in TV's fairytale drama, Once Upon a Time, which ran for seven enchanting seasons from 2011 to 2018.

Eduardo Castro was Series Costume Designer and this costume worn by the sorceress was photographed on display at the 2019 D23 Expo.

Be sure to check out more fairytale and fable-inspired character costumes from Once Upon a Time.

If only we could cast a spell and make this pandemic disappear in the wave of a magical wand, at least now that vaccinations are rolling out, we'll soon be able to get out and about again and there'll be new costume exhibits to enjoy at cinemas, museums, theme parks and conventions.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

10 female Marvel Studios superhero movie costumes on display...

With the announcement that the solo Black Widow movie will now debut in cinemas and on Disney+ (for a premium rental fee) on July 9, 2021, I thought it would be cool to showcase some of the female Marvel Studios character costumes that I've come across on my travels to theatres, museums and conventions in recent years.

Black Widow costume worn by Scarlett Johansson
in Avengers: Endgame
Scarlett Johansson Avengers Endgame Black Widow costume
First up is Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' costume from 2019's Avengers: Endgame when she journeys to the planet Vormir where she makes the ultimate sacrifice to retrieve the elusive Soul Infinity Stone.

Judianna Makovsky was Costume Designer on the Avengers epic and this costume was photographed on display at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre in May 2019.

Fans of the MCU super spy can also take a look at her other screen-worn Black Widow costumes from the Avengers movies.

Wanda Maximoff costume worn by Elizabeth Olsen
in Avengers: Infinity War
Elizabeth Olsen Avengers Wanda Maximoff costume
Fans of the recent WandaVision will know that 'Wanda Maximoff' officially adopted the 'Scarlet Witch' name and created a new costume with a tiara to herald her mastery of Chaos Magic.

Here's her former look introduced in 2016's Captain America: Civil War and worn through Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, designed by Alexandra Byrne and photographed on display at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California in August 2019.

Fans of Elizabeth Olsen's Marvel Comics character can also check out these other Scarlet Witch costumes since her costumed debut in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Valkyrie costume worn by Tessa Thompson
in Thor: Ragnarok
Tessa Thompson Thor Ragnarok Valkyrie costume
In 2017's Thor: Ragnarok, the God of Thunder found himself on a cosmic adventure where he met a fellow Asgardian, in the form of Tessa Thompson's hard-drinking, battle-weary 'Valkyrie'.

This Asgardian-armoured outfit was worn when she rode with her fellow Valkyries and was designed by Mayes C. Rubeo and photographed don display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum & Galleries in February 2018.

Make sure you also check out her other Valkyrie costume worn on the planet Sakaar in Thor: Ragnarok.

Lady Sif costume worn by Jaimie Alexander
in Thor: The Dark World
Jaimie Alexander Thor Dark World Sif costume
In 2013's Thor: The Dark World, Jaimie Alexander reprised her role as the Asgardian warrior 'Lady Sif'.

Wendy Partridge was Costume Designer on the Thor movie sequel and her screen-worn costume was photographed alongside Zachary Levi's 'Fandral' outfit at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema in November 2013.

I can't wait to see Lady Sif back in action with her sword and shield in the forthcoming Thor: Love and Thunder film, and hope she gets a proper storyline.

Shuri costume worn by Letitia Wright
in Black Panther
Letitia Wright Black Panther Shuri costume
In 2018's solo Black Panther movie we got to explore the highly advanced African nation of Wakanda and its citizens, including another member of the royal family, 'T'Challa's' genius younger sister, 'Shuri', played by Letitia Wright.

Ruth E. Carter won an Oscar for her costume designs on the film and this look, complete with her panther-like Vibranium gauntlets, was photographed on display at Disney's D23 Fan Expo in Anaheim in July 2017.

If you like this look, make sure you also check out Shuri's ceremonial costume from Black Panther on display.

Okoye costume worn by Danai Gurira
in Black Panther
Danai Gurira Black Panther Okoye costume
In the Marvel Studios movie we also met other strong black female characters including Danai Gurira's 'General Okoye', leader of Wakanda's all-female Dora Milaje, the secret service warriors who protect the royal family.

Gamora costume worn by Zoe Saldana
in Avengers: Infinity War
Zoe Saldana Avengers Gamora costume
In 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy we were introduced to Zoe Saldana's green-skinned daughter of 'Thanos', the deadly 'Gamora'.

In Avengers: Infinity War we learn more about her history with the mad Titan and she sports this costume designed by Judianna Makovsky, which was photographed on display at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre in May 2018.

Fans of the galaxy's deadliest woman can also check out these other Gamora costumes from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.

Ancient One costume worn by Tilda Swinton
in Doctor Strange
Tilda Swinton Doctor Strange Ancient One costume
2016's Doctor Strange origin movie introduced us the mystical side of the MCU and we met the 'Ancient One', the mentor of 'Stephen Strange' after his surgeon's hands were injured in a devastating car crash.

In casting Tilda Swinton as Doctor Strange's long-lived magical tutor of Celtic descent, Marvel was criticised for whitewashing an Asian character, even though they also gender switched the role for more female representation.

Alexandra Byrne was Costume Designer on the magical movie and this garment was photographed on display at L.A.'s FIDM Museum in February 2017.

Wasp costume worn by Avengeline Lilly
in Ant-Man and the Wasp
Avengeline Lilly Wasp movie costume
Evangeline Lilly's 'Hope van Dyne' finally got her wings in 2018's Ant-Man and the Wasp. She also wore this super-suit as the high-flying, size-changing heroine in Avengers: Endgame.

Louise Frogley was Costume Designer on the Ant-Man sequel and the Wasp's costume was photographed at ArcLight Hollywood cinema in June 2018.

Captain Marvel costume worn by Brie Larson
Brie Larson Captain Marvel movie costume
And finally for this collection of MCU costumes, here's Brie Larson's blue, red and gold 'Captain Marvel' uniform from her 2019 solo movie.

Sanja Milkovic Hays was responsible for translating 'Carol Danvers' comic book redesign by Jamie McKelvie for the big screen.

This costume was photographed alongside her Kree Starforce green, silver and grey Vers costume at the El Capitan Theatre along Hollywood Boulevard in March 2019.

Make sure you search this blog for more heroic MCU female costumes like 'Mantis', 'Nebula', 'Nakia' and 'Friga', plus enjoy exploring some of the Distinguished Competition's female character cinematic looks for the likes of 'Wonder Woman', 'Batgirl', 'Harley Quinn', 'Catwoman' and 'Huntress'.

Plus you can be your own hero and make sure you get vaccinated.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

10 male Marvel Studios superhero movie costumes on display...

With Marvel Studios The Falcon and the Winter Soldier making its debut on Disney+ tomorrow, it seems like the perfect time to share these movie costumes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe on display at cinemas, museums, theme parks and expos across the years.

Falcon costume worn by Anthony Mackie
in Avengers: Infinity War
Anthony Mackie Avengers Infinity War Falcon movie costume
This may not be Anthony Mackie's 'Falcon' costume from the new series, but he did wear it in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.

I believe this look first made its debut in Captain America: Civil War with Concept Art by Josh Nizzi and Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.

This Falcon costume was photographed on display at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre in May 2018.

Winter Soldier costume worn by Sebastian Stan
in Avengers: Infinity War
Sebastian Stan Avengers Infinity War Winter Soldier costume
Again this is not Bucky's costume from the new TV series, but instead the outfit Sebastian Stan sported in Avengers: Infinity War after rehabilitating in Wakanda.

This costume was photographed alongside Falcon's at the El Capitan Theatre, but be sure to also check out his other Winter Soldier costume from 2016's Captain America: Civil War, also designed by Judianna Makovsky.

Captain America costumes worn by Chris Evans
in Avengers: Endgame
Chris Evans Avengers Endgame Captain America costume
In 2019's Avengers: Endgame, Chris Evans got to rewear his Captain America uniforms from 2012's The Avengers and 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier as well as a new Endgame costume.

Alexandra Byrne was Costume Designer when the avengers first assembled, whilst Judianna Makovsky deigned the subsequent looks.

This trio of costumes worn by the shield-slinging Sentinel of Liberty were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum & Galleries in February 2020.

Vision costume worn by Paul Bettany
in Avengers: Age of Ultron
Paul Bettany Avengers Age of Ultron Vision costume
Another timely costume is this red, green and gold look worn by Paul Bettany as the synthezoid 'Vision' in Avengers: Age of Ultron through to the recent hit WandaVision television series.

Alexandra Byrne was Costume Designer on the 2015 film and this costume was photographed on display at Disney's D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in August 2019, alongside Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch costume.

Iron Man Mark 42 suit worn by Robert Downey Jr.
in Iron Man 3
Iron Man Mark 42 suit
In 2013's Iron Man 3, 'Tony Stark' debuted his Mark 42 suit and his Hall of Armour was recreated for visitors to enjoy at Disneyland's Tomorrowland in April 2013.

Ant-Man costume worn by Paul Rudd
in Ant-Man and the Wasp
Paul Rudd AntMan movie costume
In the 2018 sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Paul Rudd sported this costume as the size-changing hero that talks to the ants.

Louise Frogley was Costume Designer and Andy Park the Concept Artist responsible for this movie's updated Ant-Man look and it was photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema in June 2018.

Be sure to also check out the Ant-Man costume from his first solo outing designed by Sammy Sheldon.

Hawkeye costume worn by Jeremy Renner
in Avengers: Endgame
Jeremy Renner Avengers Endgame Hawkeye costume
In Avengers: Endgame, Jeremy Renner took on the masked 'Ronin' persona after he thought he lost his family 'The Snap', but later on his mission with the remaining Avengers he wore this darker 'Hawkeye' look.

Judianna Makovsky was Costume Designer on the film and this costume was photographed on display at Disney's 23 Expo 2019.

Make sure you also check out Hawkeye's costume from Avengers: Age of Ultron designed by Alexandra Byrne.

Black Panther costume
worn by Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman Black Panther movie costume
In 2018 Chadwick Boseman's 'Black Panther' leapt into solo action and sported this new Vibranium-laced suit to defend his high-tech African nation of Wakanda, which was designed by Oscar-winner Ruth Carter.

He wore it again in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame and this panther suit was photographed at L.A.'s FIDM Museum in February 2019.

Make sure you also check out his bulkier Black Panther suit from Captain America: Civi War designed by Judianna Makovsky.

Thor costume worn by Chris Hemsworth
in Avengers: Endgame
Chris Hemsworth Avengers Endgame Thor costume
In Avengers: Infinity War, Thor forged a new Stormbreaker axe to battle 'Thanos' and the Infinity Gauntlet and wore this costume as the God of Thunder designed by Judianna Makovsky.

Make sure you also check out these other costumes worn by Chris Hemsworth from Avengers: Age of Ultron and Thor: Ragnarok on display.

Doctor Strange costume
worn by Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange movie costume
In Marvel Studios 2016 first foray into magic, Benedict Cumberbatch brought 'Doctor Strange' to life on the big screen. His Cloak of Levitation and his Eye of Agamotto help complete his Sorcerer Supreme look and Alexandra Byrne was responsible for helping make his costume jump from comic book page to the cinema screen.

These screen-worn costumes from Doctor Strange was captured on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum in February 2017.

Hopefully the new Marvel Studios television shows costumes will be on display somewhere in the future when we're all vaccinated and through this pandemic. I for one can't wait to see them up close and in person, but until then enjoy this collection of fantastic wardrobes from the MCU.

Monday, March 8, 2021

10 cool screen-used props from the movies on display...

In recent months I've collected together costumes, cars and motorcycles that I've come across on my travels, but I've also seen some amazing screen-used props from the movies on display. So, here's ten cool movie props to enjoy that really stood out when I started looking through my archives. 

Noisy Boy robot from Real Steel
Noisy Boy robot Real Steel
First up is this 'Noisy Boy' robot from 2011's sci-fi movie, Real Steel, where robot boxing is the biggest sport of the future.

This purple and yellow, kanji-adorned robot was photographed on display in the foyer of Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre in October 2011.

Victor Martinez was lead concept artist and robot designer on the movie and the live-action robots in the film were created by Animatronic Supervisor, John Rosengrant, and the team at Legacy Effects.

And if you like this life-size prop, make sure you take a closer look at the animatronic robot Atom from Real Steel too.

PASIV dream machine from Inception
Inception PASIV dream machine prop
Next up is the high-tech equipment used in 2010's sci-fi thriller Inception to help Leonardo DiCaprio and his team to enter other people's dreams to steal secrets and extract information.

This futuristic-looking PASIV (Portable Automated Somnacin IntraVenous) prop was photographed on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema in July 2010.

Fans of the Christopher Nolan movie can also enjoy more screen-used costumes and props from Inception.

Communicator from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
ET the ExtraTerrestrial communicator prop
One prop I remember fondly from my childhood was the communicator assembled by 'E.T.' in Steven Spielberg's beloved 1982 science fiction film about a stranded alien who befriends a boy named 'Elliott'.

This makeshift device comprised of an umbrella with tin foil, a coffee tin, record player, a Speak & Spell and other wires and electronics was used by the Extra-Terrestrial to "Phone home" in the movie.

This classic movie prop was photographed on display at Universal Studios Hollywood in April 2009.

Giant egg from Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Hellboy II Golden Army egg prop
Another prop which made me go "Wow" when it was on display at the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park was this giant clock steampunk-inspired egg from the 2008 Hellboy sequel.

Fans of Guillermo del Toro's comic book adaptation can also enjoy these other costumes and props from Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

Phasers from Star Trek
Star Trek phaser movie props
I've always been a fan of Star Trek, so I enjoyed seeing these updated Phasers from J. J. Abrams 2009 rebooted Star Trek film franchise, referred to as existing in the 'Kelvin Timeline'.

These screen-used props used by the crew members of the USS Enterprise were photographed at ArcLight Hollywood cinema in May 2009 alongside other original costumes and props from Star Trek.

Chilled monkey brains from
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom chilled monkey brains prop
One prop which made me laugh and shudder a little (I'm not a fan of snakes) was this chilled monkey brains prop from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

This ghoulish prop from the 1984 sequel when 'Indiana Jones' and his friends were served a stoamch-churning feast of bugs, eyeball soup and more at the Pankot Palace, was photographed on display at the Planet Hollywood Cafe in Las Vegas in April 2011.

Giant CIA badge from Muppets Most Wanted
Muppets Most Wanted Giant CIA Badge prop
One of the things I liked about 2014's Muppets Most Wanted was the simple, funny visual gag where 'Sam the Eagle's' CIA agent tries to outdo Ty Burrell's French Interpol inspector with the size of his badge, getting more and more over-sized until this giant monstrosity arrives.

This fun screen-used prop was photographed on display at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre in March 2014, exhibited alongside other costumes and props from Muppets Most Wanted.

Automaton prop from Hugo
Hugo Automaton prop
In Martin Scorsese's 2011's fantasy-adventure, Hugo, an orphaned boy who lives in a 1930s Paris train station tries to solve the mystery of his late father and a mechanical automaton.

This mechanical man prop was captured on display at ArcLight Hollywood in November 2011 alongside other movie costumes and props from Hugo.

Bug extractor prop from The Matrix
Matrix bug extractor prop
1999's genre-defining sci-fi movie, The Matrix, not only brought the action and "bullet time", but also some funky futuristic contraptions like this bug extractor prop which Carrie-Anne Moss's 'Trinity' uses to remove the robotic bug from the belly of Keanu Reeves 'Neo'.

If you like this prop photographed on display at Warner Bros. Studios Backlot Tour in June 2016, be sure to check out these other models and props from The Matrix movies.

Black Pearl miniature pirate ship
from Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl miniature pirate ship
And finally for this eclectic selection of film props, here's a miniature 'Black Pearl' pirate ship used in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie sequels.

This spectacular scaled-down pirate ship was photographed on display at Disney's D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in August 2011.

Plus be sure to also check out the HMS Endeavour filming model from Pirates of the Caribbean on display at The Reagan Library in July 2012.

You can see from this small selection why I love getting a glimpse at all the magic that goes on behind-the-scenes in Hollywood.

That's why I love showcasing all the makers, propmasters, set designers and production teams who turn fantastical ideas into reality for the big and small screen (who don't usually get credited as part of these exhibits in the same way that Costume Designers do).

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

10 motorcycles and sidecars from the movies on display...

My picture car roundup proved quite popular last year, so I thought I'd repeat the idea with a collection of motorcycles and sidecars from the big screen. These ten screen-featured gems are from the action, superhero, fantasy and sci-fi genres and captured at theme parks, cinemas and museums over the past decade and more. Full disclosure, I'm not a motorcycle expert, so please don't shout or send any toxic comments as all I'm doing is sharing the photos and descriptions of the bikes that accompanied the exhibits for your enjoyment.

Honda Cota 4RT motorcycle
from The Bourne Ultimatum
Bourne Ultimatum Honda Cota 4RT motorcycle
First up is the Honda motorcycle used by Matt Damon in 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum, the third installment in the cinematic adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novels about the black-ops character.

This bike was photographed don display in the Upper Lot at Universal Studios Hollywood in July 2009.

Fans of the film franchise can check out more cars, costumes and props from the Jason Bourne film franchise.

BMW S100 RR motorcycle
from Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation BMW motorcycle
Next up also from the world of espionage is the motorcycle driven by Tom Cruise as IMF's 'Ethan Hunt' in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

This bike was photographed exhibited at ArcLight Hollywood cinema in July 2015, and fans of the film franchise can check out these costumes from the Mission: Impossible movies

1939 BMW R71 motorcycle and sidecar
from Inglourious Basterds
Traveling back to the past, and this motorcycle and sidecar was featured in Quentin Tarantino's WWII movie Inglourious Basterds from 2009.

This movie vehicle was captured on display at Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in January 2015.

1966 Yamaha YDS-3 Batcycle and sidecar
from Batman: The Movie
Batcycle sidecar Batman Movie
Speaking of sidecars, Adam West and Burt Ward used this 'Batcycle' as the Dynamic Duo, 'Batman' and 'Robin', in the 1966 movie version of the popular TV series.

This cool comic book vehicle built by Korky's Kustom Studios was photographed on display at L.A.'s Petersen Automotive Museum in December 2012.

1942 WLA motorcycle
from Captain America: The First Avenger
Steve Rogers Captain America First Avenger motorcycle
In 2011 the world was introduced to Chris Evans 'Steve Rogers' in Marvel Studios origin story, Captain America: The First Avenger.

The World War II super-soldier was created to battle the Nazis and rode this modified Harley Davidson 'Cross Bones' motorcycle in the film to take on the 'Red Skull' and Hydra.

This motorcycle was photographed on display at The Reagan Library in July 2012, alongside a Hydra motorcycle used in the first Captain America solo movie too.

Yamaha V-Max motorcycle
from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Sticking to Marvel Comics characters, and Nicolas Cage rode this demonically-altered bike in the 2012 Ghost Rider sequel, Spirit of Vengeance.

This motorcycle was photographed at the Petersen Automotive Museum in February 2012, and you can also check out Idris Elba's motorcycle from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance that was on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema when the movie was released theatrically.

2008 BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster
from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers Revenge of Fallen NEST CanAm Spyder Roadster
In the 2009 live-action Transformers sequel, Revenge of the Fallen, these Can-Am Spyder Roadsters were driven by the human armed forces of NEST (Non-biological Extraterrestrial Species Treaty).

This vehicle built by Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) was photographed on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in July 2009.

Fans of the robots-in-disguise film franchise can also enjoy these other movie costumes, props and vehicles from Transformers on display.

Gyro-bike from Alita: Battle Angel
In the 2019 big screen adaptation of Alita: Battle Angel, this futuristic gyro-bike was driven by Keean Johnson's character 'Hugo'.

This one-wheeled gyro-bike from the science fiction movie was photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema in January 2019.

Dirt bike from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Jacob Black dirt bike Twilight Breaking Dawn
In the world of romantic fantasy, Taylor Lautner rode this dirt bike as the teen werewolf 'Jacob Black' in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1.

This motorcycle, which I believe may be a Harley-Davidson Sprint, was on display at ArcLight Hollywood in November 2011.

Fans of the supernatural vampire saga can also enjoy all these costumes and props from The Twilight Saga.

1939 Royal Enfield Bullet 500cc motorcycle and sidecar
from The Mummy Returns
1939 Royal Enfield Bullet 500cc motorcycle Mummy Returns
And finally, this green motorcycle and sidecar rig was featured in The Mummy Returns sequel from 2001.

Fans of the supernatural archeological adventure franchise can enjoy all these other cars, costumes and props from The Mummy trilogy on display.

As you can no doubt see, my knowledge of motorcycles is not extensive, but I hope you've enjoyed this collection of screen-used bikes.

Come back soon for more delights from my archive of movie and television costumes, vehicles and prop exhibits.