‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Featurette: How the VFX Team Pulled Off the Action Scenes

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier looks and feels like a Marvel movie, especially in its action scenes. And those high-flying action sequences couldn’t have been done without a grade-A VFX team. The Marvel VFX team gets the spotlight in the newest The Falcon and the Winter Soldier featurette, which delves into the effects — digital […] The post ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Featurette: How the VFX Team Pulled Off the Action Scenes appeared first on /Film.

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Featurette: How the VFX Team Pulled Off the Action Scenes

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier looks and feels like a Marvel movie, especially in its action scenes. And those high-flying action sequences couldn’t have been done without a grade-A VFX team. The Marvel VFX team gets the spotlight in the newest The Falcon and the Winter Soldier featurette, which delves into the effects — digital and practical — that went into making the Marvel Disney+ series. Watch the featurette below.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Featurette

Like WandaVisionThe Falcon and the Winter Soldier got a whole documentary on the making of the series, with Assembled: The Making of the Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but that doesn’t mean a few VFX secrets can’t be revealed in a nine-minute YouTube featurette. In the featurette, Marvel host Lorraine Cink talks with Eric Leven, the VFX Supervisor of Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, “about some of the VFX magic behind the scenes that helped bring some of Sam Wilson’s high-flying action scenes to life.”

That includes the opening scene in which Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) chases a group of wingsuit flyers weaving throughout the canyons, in which Leven and his team really did strap a man onto the back of a wingsuit flyer.

“Anytime you can do anything for real, you want to do it for real,” Leven said. “I think what’s really important, especially in a sequence like this, is even if 70%, 80% is done on a computer in CG, but having enough of it to sell that it’s real…if you have enough shots in there that are real, it makes the rest of the sequence believable.”

Leven’s vision for the action was to make it believable to the audience, saying, “What I really wanted to do for the big action sequences was as much as possible make things feel like they’re grounded in reality.”

Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman as head writer, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, Emily VanCamp and Daniel Brühl. The series also features Erin Kellyman, Georges St. Pierre, Amy Aquino, Adepero Oduye and Danny Ramirez.

All six episodes of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier are now streaming on Disney+.

All eyes are on the shield, as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier decide to team up—or rather, work together—when a new global threat launches them into an unexpected mission that may hit too close to home.

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‘The Martian’ Considered Channing Tatum in the Lead Role Instead of Matt Damon

Ridley Scott’s acclaimed sci-fi film The Martian asked the big questions: What would it take for NASA to rescue an astronaut who got left behind on Mars? How would a man realistically survive on a barren planet given limited resources and a bunch of potatoes? And why can Aquaman control whales? But one big question […] The post ‘The Martian’ Considered Channing Tatum in the Lead Role Instead of Matt Damon appeared first on /Film.

‘The Martian’ Considered Channing Tatum in the Lead Role Instead of Matt Damon

Ridley Scott’s acclaimed sci-fi film The Martian asked the big questions: What would it take for NASA to rescue an astronaut who got left behind on Mars? How would a man realistically survive on a barren planet given limited resources and a bunch of potatoes? And why can Aquaman control whales? But one big question might have changed the movie completely: what if Channing Tatum was cast in the lead role instead of Matt Damon? It sounds like a random hypothetical, but according to The Martian author Andy Weir, it could’ve happened.

In an interview with CinemaBlend, Weir, who wrote the 2011 novel upon which The Martin is based, revealed that Channing Tatum almost got cast in the lead role of Mark Watney, the botanist who was left behind on Mars. And the 22 Jump Street would have gotten the part (though maybe not the Oscar nomination) if studio 20th Century Fox had gotten their way.

“Well, when Matt Damon threw his hat in the ring, we were like, ‘Oh hell yeah.’ Bear in mind, in The Martian I had no say whatsoever. My only job was to cash the check. The producers and Ridley were like, ‘Oh hell yeah. That works.’ But the studio was really pushing to have Channing Tatum play the lead. And I was like, ‘I don’t see that. He’s an absolutely gorgeous man, but I don’t see him being this really really smart guy.'”

Weir continued, “I’m sure the real Channing Tatum is plenty intelligent, but that’s not the kind of character he usually plays. He usually plays either a guy who’s gorgeous, or a guy who’s a badass, or both. But yeah, we got Matt, and Matt did such a fantastic job. He nailed it.”

While it stings a little that Tatum isn’t seen as being able to play intelligent, Weir is right. Tatum has proven himself a much more adept and self-aware comedic actor than his early-career hunky heartthrob roles had led people to believe, but it’s hard to imagine him convincingly playing a scientist. He would bring a different energy than Damon did — much more dopey strongman than Damon’s sardonic survivalist. And while Damon is admittedly a lot more Hollywood handsome than many real-life scientists, he’s got a kind of cool intelligence to his persona that made The Martian such a success.

Still, it’s fun to imagine what could’ve been. Would Tatum have landed an Oscar nomination for his role? Would he have given a big middle finger to detractors who didn’t think he could play intelligent? Maybe in another timeline.

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