VFX artists are reportedly “depressed” by Marvel Studios’ Multiverse Saga slate.
Marvel Studios recently announced that Phases 4, 5 and 6 will consist of the second Saga new to the MCU: The Multiverse Saga. Since there are so many new projects to come in the next few years, some are curious as to how this will affect the production process, both during filming and, of course, during post-production.
However, for much of the VFX industry, this is mixed news. Recently, VFX artists have spoken out against Marvel Studios for their treatment of VFX artists and companies for their tight deadlines. Also, with the extended slate on the way, many are disappointed and worried about experiencing further burnout from overwork, especially with all the titles announced in The Multiverse Saga.
An anonymous VFX artist spoke to Defector to discuss the industry’s frustration with Marvel Studios’ The Multiverse Saga and how this can affect the morale of artists when working on these projects:
“The entire industry seems a bit depressed after the announcement of Marvel’s Phases Five and Six, specifically just because of the incredible amount of work that will be involved on its own. They are no longer the attractive customer they used to be. There is a lot of exhaustion taking place.”
VFX artists are some of the most unsung heroes of blockbuster movie making. Especially in an era where multiple franchises release more than one movie or TV show in a year, deadlines can be tight and work can be stressful. To top it off, the fact that VFX artists don’t have a union can lead to poor treatment by the big studios. We hope that working conditions can improve for VFX artists, because without them, we wouldn’t be getting the visual spectacles that we’ve grown accustomed to getting over the years.
Here’s the synopsis for Marvel’s most recent movie, Thor: love and thunder:
The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he has ever faced: a search for inner peace. But his retreat is interrupted by a galactic assassin known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of the Valkyrie King (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who, to Thor’s surprise, inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, like the Powerful. Thor. Together, they embark on a harrowing cosmic adventure to unravel the mystery of the Butcher God’s revenge and stop him before it’s too late.
Directed by Taika Waititi and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, the solo Thor movie stars Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Taika Waititi, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff. , Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.
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