While the rest of the film might have had it’s issues. Many can agree that Thor: The Dark World‘s opening sequence delivered the goods. Telling the origins of the conflict between Dark Elves and Asgardians. Also, why they vanished after their war with the Asgardian King Bor. The father of Odin was played by Marvel alumni Tony Curran (X-Men: First Class, Blade 2, Underworld: Evolution, Gladiator, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Boardwalk Empire, 13th Warrior). I recently tweeted a desire to see Marvel put together a One-Shot short feature Curran’s Bor. Similar to the rumored Mandarin One-Shot featuring Sir Ben Kingsley. Tony tweeted that he’s “up for that”, if Marvel is.
It has been revealed by FXGuide that Tim Miller and his effects company Blur Studio were behind it’s production. Miller is attached to direct Fox’s Deadpool movie. Which is closer than ever to getting made. Blur was also involved in productions of James Cameron’s Avatar and Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. The effects company is also known for producing a majority of the CGI generated action pieces in video game trailers. Including some Marvel titles.
Tim is no stranger to the Marvel universe as he worked on visual effects of X-Men and X-Men 2. The prologue sequence at the beginning of the film was mostly made up of entirely digital characters and environments. An impressive feat considering that most of the characters looked like they were in camera at times. Miller even comments about the task of creating such a large action piece. Here’s hoping this pushes the Deadpool movie forward. Miller has clearly proven many times, he’s capable of creating a Deadpool film worth watching.
“We were looking at this incredibly complicated CG with hundreds of characters and effects in every frame and our pipeline just chews through those things,” says Miller. “But this gold shiny logo brought the render farm to its knees! It’s funny because it’s the easiest things that turn out to be the ones that snag you.”