Solo: A Star Wars Story
Kessel Runner
Article by Graham Edwards
The young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) swaggers his way through an interstellar underworld, where his path crosses that of Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and a Wookiee named Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo). Ron Howard directs this Star Wars spin-off, and visual effects supervisor and co-producer Rob Bredow leads a global team at Industrial Light & Magic piloting the Millennium Falcon into new corners of a familiar galaxy far, far away. Creature designer Neal Scanlan fleshes out fantastic worlds with practical creature effects, Dominic Tuohy supervises intergalactic special effects, and BLIND Ltd. delivers motion graphic displays.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Beyond the Void
Article by Joe Fordham
Size-altering superhero Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) teams up with a winged accomplice, the Wasp (Evangeline Lily), to combat Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), a villain with sinister 'cyberpathic' capabilities. Marvel Studios' visual effects supervisor Stéphane Ceretti reteams with visual effects producer Susan Pickett, joining director Peyton Reed and special effects supervisor Daniel Sudick to conjure size- and phase-shifting illusions, flitting in and out of quantum realms. DNEG, Scanline VFX, Rodeo FX, Method Studios, Cinesite, Digital Domain, ILM, RISE VFX and Crafty Apes provide visual effects.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Article by Jody Duncan
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles from 2015's Jurassic World in this J.A. Bayona-directed film from Universal Pictures. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has Jurassic World trainer Owen Grady and administrator Claire Dearing returning to Isla Nublar four years after the park's closure to save the dinosaurs from an imminent volcanic eruption. Amalgamated Dynamics Incorporated and Creature FX contributed animatronics and other physical effects to the production. Computer animated dinosaurs fell under the purview of Industrial Light & Magic, with visual effects support from Image Engine, Outpost VFX, One of Us, Nvizible, Proof Inc., Important Looking Pirates, Base FX and others.
Deadpool 2
Knocking 'em Dead
Article by Graham Edwards
The potty-mouthed superhero is back! David Leitch directs this sequel to the irreverent and ultra-violent Deadpool, in which disfigured chef Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) sports the spandex once more as he faces the might of Nathan Summers (Josh Brolin), also known as the powerful mutant Cable. Visual effects supervisor Dan Glass leads teams of artists at DNEG, Framestore, Method Studios and Weta Digital, supported by Crafty Apes, Soho VFX, Trace VFX and Digital Makeup Group. Special effects supervisor Mike Vézina delivers on-set thrills and spills.
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