Check out behind the scenes and making of Thor Ragnarok. It is majorly blue screen shooting, which is replaced by astonishing 3D CGI and VFX in Post Production.
Thor 3 aka Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi. And, to everyone’s surprise, this movie beats out Thor 1 and Thor 2 swiftly. Superlative combination of humorous dialogues and cheeky one liners makes it stand apart in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). To maintain the consistency, Taika has repeated lead cast actors including Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Anthony Hopkins (Odin) and Idris Elba (Heimdall).
Major three new characters are Cate Blanchett (Hela – sister of Thor and Loki), Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster) and Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie / Scrapper 142). Hela is the main villain who acts as Asgardian Goddess of Death. She breaks hammer of Thor (Mjolnir) in pieces and destroys one eye of Thor in fatal encounter. Her flashback fight sequence with Valkrie forces is also remarkable. Motion capture shooing of slow motion fight sequence between Valkyrie and Hela was captured in 900 fps to retain all possible details to tweak further in the post production at Rising Sun Pictures. RSP has mastered the slow motion VFX techniques in earlier X Men movies (X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse).
But, above everyone all, the mighty Hulk stills the show. Played by Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner / Hulk), the green monster is on steroids with lots of gags and ROFL moments. Be it in the role of Bruce or CGI Hulk, it is complete makeover of the character. Huk came back in this movie after (two years, as per time line of Marvel Cinematic Universe) Avengers: Age of Ultron, in more masculine and powerful form. Thor Ragnarok is surely giving hard time to most popular unfits of Marvel, Guardians of The Galaxy.
Like all superheroes movies, Thor: Ragnarok is full of CGI and Visual Effects. Using the principal shooting as base, major chunk of the movie is accomplished in post production by various VFX houses. Check out exclusive behind the scenes and making of Thor ahead. It is full of blue screen shooting (chroma), rigs, on-set special effects (explosion, fire, smoke etc.), motion capture performance, drone shooting and other standard visual effects shooting practices. VFX stock footages are seamlessly composited in post production with live action plates to output amazing fight sequences, worlds of Asgard and Sakaar, rainbow bridge Bifröst, a whole bunch of new digital characters and many other.
The biggest surprise is the entry of Doctor Strange in Thor Ragnarok. It was hinted well in advance. The meeting happens when Thor and Loki came back to the Earth to find Odin (Loki executed this situation in the climax of Thor: The Dark World and disguised himself as Odin at Asgard). The cameo of Doctor Strange in the frame of The Avengers has open wide speculates for upcoming Marvel superhero movies and cross universe bindings. It can be scalped up heavily in Avengers Infinity War 1 and 2, to be released in 2018 and 2019 subsequently.
Watch out stunning behind the scenes of making of Thor Ragnarok (Thor 3) in following videos and pictures.