Avengers: Infinity War


Movies have come a long way since the introduction of CGI.  And while bad CGI can really take a viewer out of the fantasy, some CGI is so slick that casual viewers don’t even realize that what they’re looking at isn’t real!  Obviously, there was quite a bit of the VFX in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, and sadly some of it worked better than others.  But these revealing before and after images will prove that some of what you saw wasn’t real and you never even realized it.

First, here are a couple of images from scenes in Wakanda.

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Yes, True Believers, hate to break it to you, but Wakanda isn’t a real place.  Sadly, not everyone realizes that as it was reported that following the release of ‘Black Panther’, some dumbasses actually tried to book vacations there.  (This footage was actually shot in the Atlanta area.)  As you can see in the last two pictures, not only can CGI be used to create new environments, but it can also be used to spruce up not-so-attractive locations, as the VFX team made the slightly bare trees in the real shooting location look lush a beautiful.

Now, we have some images from the “Marvel-ous” post-credits scene, which helped set up the introduction of Brie Larson’s ‘Captain Marvel’.

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And now for that big payoff!

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Some wondered why ‘Captain Marvel’ was set in the 1990s.  But if you think back to the very first Marvel post-credits scene in ‘Iron Man’, Nick Fury tells Tony Stark that he’s implementing the Avengers Initiative.  The implication is that Fury already knew about the existence of super beings, but that has never been embellished until now.  ‘Captain Marvel’ will depict Fury’s first encounter with forces beyond his comprehension.  Now that things have gotten incredibly dire, Fury uses the last of his energy to send an S.O.S. to Captain Marvel.

Expect a lot more insight when the DVD/Blu-Ray is released.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ stars Dave Bautista, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Josh Brolin, Don Cheadle, Carrie Coon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benicio Del Toro, Peter Dinklage, Robert Downey Jr., Winston Duke, Idris Elba, Chris Evans, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Pom Klementieff, Anthony Mackie, Terry Notary, Elizabeth Olsen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pratt, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Michael James Shaw, Sebastian Stan, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Benedict Wong, and Letitia Wright, with the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.  It is playing in a Cineplex near you now.

Source: Art of VFX

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.




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