THOR: RAGNAROK

Thor: Ragnarok, is the sequel to both 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and is the seventeenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

This much-anticipated sequel in the Thor Marvel series, opened in theaters on Nov 3rd.

This mega series was partially done in BC, specifically the opening sequence where Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is trapped by the fire demon Surtur. The God of Thunder soon escapes, (as we would expect) and he goes on to battle Surtur and several other VFX animated evil creatures, including a dragon before escaping back to Asgard.

This exciting sequence was crafted by Method Studios in Vancouver. VFX artists hand-animated the demons and also pieced together extra footage for back ground shots. Although Surtur is a fire demon, his desired appearance was not to be completely fire-covered from the beginning, so VFX artists built in bones and muscles structure. For the beastly dragon that Thor also battles, the VFX team used a model provided by Marvel that had basic proportions and some details such as the whiskers- then added leather skin and goo for extra evil effect.

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