Special visual effects were what made the fight scenes of the film The Avengers look amazing, and its sequel will reportedly be benefiting from a record-breaking number of them. Avengers: Age of Ultron will be featuring over 3,000 visual effects shots in it, employing the most number of such effects in one film.
The news was revealed in a keynote speech given by Victoria Alonso, executive producer of Avengers: Age of Ultron, at the Visual Effects Society Production Summit at the W Hollywood on Saturday, October 18. Alonso reportedly said that she expected more than 3,000 VFX shots to be used in the Joss Whedon-helmed film. This number is greater than previous films on which Alonso also worked, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, which counted 2,500 and 2,750 VFX shots, respectively.
Alonso further revealed in her speech that Avengers: Age of Ultron’s special effects will be made by seven to 12 different VFX companies around the world. One advantage to this global collaboration for the film’s production, she continued, was that people in other countries could contribute unique ideas that don’t occur to the main studio. Alonso added that Marvel is raring to adopt emerging technologies for the film’s special effects, such as high dynamic range.
The 3,000 VFX shots in Avengers: Age of Ultron will reportedly be used in action scenes as well as in characterizing each superhero with their powers. Effects will be used for Paul Bettany’s look in the film, supported with makeup, and the all-important shape of The Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo.
Meanwhile, the successful film The Avengers still remains fresh in the minds and hearts of its fans, including actor Robert Downey Jr., who plays Iron Man. Because of an offhand comment he made on the set, he now owns the 30-foot-tall “A” prop used in the film to decorate the Avengers Tower. “So now we have a massive Avengers ‘A’ that will be prominently placed,” said Downey of the prop.
ICYMI: Robert Downey Jr. OWNS the massive 30 ft. Avengers 'A' from the Stark Tower! pic.twitter.com/via8GETyfZ
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