After The Mandalorian‘s visual effects wowed fans the world over, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor: Love and Thunder will use the same techniques.
The visual effects wing of Lucasfilm, Insustrial Light & Magic will help bring Chris Hemsworth’s Thor: Love and Thunder to life on the big screen when the sequel from director Taika Waititi begins production. Most recently, Natalie Portman was spotted arriving in Australia with her family to supposedly begin work on the film, which will see Jane Foster become the new Thor. But ILM will help build out the cosmic adventure using the VFX they developed for The Mandalorian.
The stages built for The Mandalorian helped provide a surrounding digital landscape for the actors to feel immersed in the world, and it seems that magic will be brought to Chris Hemsworth’s Thor: Love and Thunder. A new article from The Hollywood Reporter revealed the news, explaining that the new stages will be larger and boast more LED panels alongside a better resolution for imagery. Head of ILM Rob Bredow explained that the new stages are a unique offering to the film and TV industry.
“When combined with Industrial Light & Magic’s expert visual effects talent, motion capture experience, facial capture via Medusa, Anyma, and Flux, and the innovative production technology developed by ILM’s newly integrated Technoprops team, we believe we have a unique offering for the industry,”
What do you make of the news? What did you think of the visual effects in The Mandalorian? Are you excited for Chris Hemsworth’s Thor sequel? What do you want to see from The Mandalorian season two? Sound-off in the comments below!
Full details on the plot for Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder are currently under wraps, though the film will be partly based on Jason Aaron’s Mighty Thor comic book run, in which Jane Foster becomes the new Thor. Directed by Taika Waititi from a script he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, and Christian Bale.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to be released on February 11, 2022. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Chris Hemsworth and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great video content!