The best visual effects are the ones you don’t even know are there. In a film like Avengers: Endgame, it’s fairly obvious something like the Hulk is a digital effect. The final battle, of course, is largely put together using VFX as well. But you probably didn’t realise how something as simple and quaint as a small fishing village could be a massive digital effect too.
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Late last year, Jon Favreau set about breaking the minds of Star Wars fans by Instagramming a simple photo from the set of The Mandalorian that seemingly hinted at the return of a minor, but beloved Empire Strikes Back villain. But alas, it turns out that isn’t actually going to be the case.
In Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok, there's a moment when Hela runs her fingers through her helmed mane, creating luscious tendrils of might and power - inspiring nearly every cosplayer in the world to wonder, "Holy crap, how am I going to create that?"
Now, one cosplayer has achieved the impossible, and is free to roam Asgard in her wicked handmade crown.
Few Marvel films have reimagined a character as radically as Thor: Ragnarok. Director Taika Waititi took the things fans already loved about the character, filtered them through a new visual palette and added more jokes than almost any other Marvel movie. The result is probably one of the most rewatchable films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The past two weekends, at two different conventions, Marvel has screened footage from Avengers: Infinity War. And each time, the first new scene in the footage, featuring Thor, gets a shocked gasp. At San Diego Comic-Con, io9 asked the director of Thor: Ragnarok about that moment and he gave a very curious answer.