Wakanda Forever Needed VFX In 87% Of The MCU Movie's Shots

By FactsWow Team

Posted on: 13 Dec, 2022

Black Panther

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever VFX admin supervisor Geoffrey Baumann explains the amazing methods director Ryan Coogler used to bring the movie's underwater scenes to life.

The Cast

The remake sees Shuri (Letitia Wright), Ramonda (Angela Bassett), and another of Wakanda mourning the loss of King T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) while working with the coming of a new challenge in the form of Namor (Tenoch Huerta).

The Underwater Kingdom

Namor works as the leader of an underwater kingdom named Talokan, and he needs to protect his individuals no matter the cost, which has waged war against Wakanda.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Like most MCU films, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever relies on VFX to bring its world to people, but Baumann, in the latest interview with THR, reveals that Coogler was determined to use new methods to need many of the movie's underwater scenes.

The Emotional Performances

Although many were filmed practically with amazing visual effects added later, moments that needed more intense emotional performances from actors were revealed using a different method altogether. 'The heavy performance scenes were shot in an underwater tank and then recreated on stage,' Baumann reveals.

The Visual Effects

The actor can 'refer to his experience later while dry-acting the same scene on stage.' Despite this, 2,233 of his 2,548 movies still use the necessary visual effects.

Thor: Love And Thunder

One of the most common criticisms of MCU movies, especially new ones like Thor: Love and Thunder, is that the CGI needs to be better, considering the movie's huge budget.

A Mixed Bag

While these complaints address a larger issue within Marvel Productions regarding the handling of his VFX house working on the film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's visual effects remain a mixed bag.

The Unfinished Look

The sequel has many standout sequences, like Namor's depiction of the Underwater Kingdom and Wakanda's flooding. Still, things like Ironheart's flight scenes and Black Panther's acrobatics have plagued many MCU films. It suffers from the typical 'unfinished' look.

The Huge Improvement

That aside, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever greatly improved over its 2018 predecessor. The film's visual effects, especially T'Challa's final film, fall short in many ways, while an excellent battle with Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan).

Phase 3 Or Phase 4 Contemporaries

It's not easy to say whether Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's visual effects are better or worse than their Phase 3 or Phase 4 contemporaries. Because, like all his MCU movies, they differ from scene to scene.

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