In Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok, an electrified God of thunder fights off an army of undead soldiers high above the waters on a narrow Rainbow Bridge as the citizens of Asgard watch out in fear. The scene is a highlight of the movie but also a complicated one, as the script called for dozens of characters to be on-screen at once. Knowing that hiring enough extras and stunt people would be costly, Marvel turned to Oscar-winning VFX studio Framestore which managed to produce performance motion for armies and populations in a matter of days, using only a handful of cameras and Vicon’s Shōgun software. Having recently helped Marvel Studios bring characters like Rocket and Baby Groot to screen for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Framestore’s assignment on Thor: Rag
Marvel and Funko have got together for the third season of their hit CG short titled Tick Tick Smash while they have just released the third one. The short features Funko Pop versions of the Hulk and Black Widow teaming up in order to escape a secret Hydra Bunker laden with traps. The hilarious short emphasizes the distinct difference between the Hulk and Black Widow’s respective approach to superheroics with the latter being primarily all about grace and stealth, The former lacked both but made up for it through sheer indestructibility. The gist is that while the Hulk isn’t exactly the guy one would bring to a stealth mission, his indestructible body means that he doesn’t need to be stealthy anyway as he’ll just steamroll everything in his path.
While everyone is raving about Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, another Capcom’s iconic inter-franchise crossover game Puzzle Fighter has made a comeback. This time around, the game has returned via the mobile platform that features new fighters that include Mega Man X, Frank West, Chuck Greene and others from a long line of video game and cartoon franchises that have appeared in Capcom’s crossover games. For the unknown, Puzzle Fighter is a 1 vs 1 jewel matching game that lets one perform attacks and combos from one’s chosen characters every time he/she matches specific gems with their same coloured brethren. The more matches one gets, the more damaging the combo will be and by damage it means that the game puts unmatchable blocks ihis/her enemy’s screen hindering their ability to matc
Animated series, Marvel’s Spider-Man made its debut via a special one-hour episode on Disney XD on August 19. The upcoming series of the wall-crawling, web-slinging wonder man will feature Cameron Boyce, known for portraying the character of Carlos in Disney’s Descendants franchise and Conor on Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything. In one of the episodes titled Osborn Academy, Boyce will be lending his voice to the character named Herman Shultz. Herman is described as a driven young scientist who, along with his best friend Clayton Cloe, is an expert in the creation of wearable technology and the inventor of gauntlets that can control vibrations. Longtime comic book fans will recognize the character via his alter ego, Shocker. Osborn Academy will make its debut on August 26. In
Marvel Entertainment has joined forces with Aftershock to develop and publish a new mobile game based on Marvel’s expansive universe. The new game will be an action-RPG game and will see fans engage with their favourite heroes and villains as well as battle players from around the world in a unique gameplay No details of the game have been released.
MOVA Contour Reality Capture, the inventors of the Oscar-winning motion picture technology is in the process to suing Disney and Marvel and accuse them of infringing the inventors’ intellectual property while using stolen technology to make at least two of their highest grossing motion pictures to date namely Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Beauty and the Beast (2017). The intellectual property lawsuit that was filed on July 17 alleges that the defendants knew that the proprietary technology they used was owned by Rearden LLC and Rearden Mova LLC, the plaintiffs in the action and that the company supplying the technology to Disney and Marvel had stolen it from a secured storage facility. The MOVA Contour technology has been used in films to capture some of the most subtle facial
Yesterday, Marvel Animation took to the stage at D23 Expo to make key announcements of two super-powered series that revealed the premiere date and voice cast for Marvel’s Spider-Man, announcing a third season for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout and naming the next LEGO Marvel Super Heroes special. As announced by SVP of Animation & Family Entertainment Cort Lane and Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada at the packed panel, Marvel’s Spider-Man will make its debut on August 19 on Disney XD, the Disney XD app and its VOD. The Spider-Man voice cast includes Robbie Daymond (Bread Winners, Get Blake) as Spider-Man, Max Mittleman (One-Punch Man) as Harry Osborn, Nadji Jeter (Jessie) as Miles Morales, Melanie Minichino (Blaze and the Monster Machine) as Anya Corazon, Fre
Ever since it came on the big screen in 2002, Spiderman has been a darling of the masses both in comic books and in movies too. As Marvel's flagship character and company mascot, Spiderman has appeared in countless forms of media including several animated and live action television series, syndicated newspaper comic strips, The latest edition of the Spiderman film franchise, Spider-Man: Homecoming, released in around 1,400 screens across the country last Friday. Besides being a roaring cinematic and commercial success from the marketing and branding point of view, the well anticipated film attracted up to 60 brands as merchandise partners along with seven media partners. The film has among the highest brand associations for a Hollywood film in India. All rights of the Marvel made mo
Marvel and Netflix have announced big TV and film related plans for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Just two days ago, two Netflix original films namely David Ayer’s Bright and Adam Wingard’s Death Note will be talked about in a panel. On the same day, Marvel will hold panels for both Legion and Inhumans. On Friday, FOX’s The Gifted and the much anticipated The Defenders series will get panels. Today there ill be a panel for the second season Netflix’s pop culture phenom Stranger Things. One notable absentee will be Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.
After making five of ‘Marvel’s One-Shot’ short films between 2011 and 2014, Marvel seemingly abandoned its ‘Marvel’s One-Shot’ short films which were included in the Blu-ray releases of some MCU films. Since then the closest one has come to see are something like Item 47 or All Hail the King, both being comedic takes on Thor’s downtime that Taika Waititi filmed during breaks on the set of Thor: Ragnarok and which have received much acclaim. If “Spider-Man: Homecoming” star Tom Holland is to be believed, they might. Speaking with Uproxx, the actor said, “I want to do a short. That’s what I want to do. I want to do a 20-minute short with me and [Ant-Man star] Paul Rudd… I think they are planning on doing [one-shot shorts] again. I probably just spoiled a big spoiler.” Holland’s inabi