Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Featurette Delves Into Making of Underwater Scenes
Published 1 year ago
Avatar: The Way of Water isn’t the only movie subjecting actors into underwater training camp. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had also tried its best to shoot some principal scenes underwater, and we have a new featurette to hype up the release of the film on Disney+ next month.
Langston Belton talks with Geoffrey Baumann, Visual Effects Supervisor for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever about the incredible blending of real-life underwater filming and visual effects techniques to create the many beautiful and action-packed underwater scenes from the film.
As you can see from the featurette, while they did shoot some scenes underwater, they still spliced it with some scenes that they took outside of the water tank (dry-for-wet). I guess the underwater scenes really gave the VFX a good idea of how the scenes should be lit if they’re shooting the scenes dry—plus it also have actors an idea on how to move correctly as if they were in the water.
Probably one of the most memorable scenes is the Siren Song where the Talokanil hypnotize sailors into jumping in the water, and I was kind of hoping we got to see how that was made in the featurette. With that whole scene really emphasizing the threat of Namor, I hope we get a behind-the-scenes look of how that was brought to the big screen.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to release on Disney+ sometime in February.