Over a decade ago, 20th Century Fox brought Marvel's X-Men to life on the big screen and with it, ushered in a resurgence of comic book movies that have all but taken over the summer box office. Fast forward to today, and Bryan Singer has come back to direct his first X-Men film since X2, which was released 11 years ago. In the video below, Bryan talks about what it's like returning to the X-Men franchise.
While you've surely watched X-Men: Days of Future Past already, if you haven't yet you may want to bookmark this page and come back to it after the on-demand or Blu-Ray release so you don't get hit with any spoilers. For the talented teams from the 11 different effects houses (including the in-house VFX team at Fox) around the world worked on Days of Future Past, there were over 1,000 VFX shots that were completed, with Digital Domain and MPC handling a bulk of these shots. For this behind-the-scenes sneak peek, we'll take a look at some of the techniques and thought processes that went into creating these effects.
If this is the first time you've gotten a practical look into how some of the magic of VFX happens, next time you're watching this film, or any other film, we'd highly encourage you to stick around after the movie for the credits to see all of the talented artists and studios who worked on the film. Then be sure to look some of those artists or studios up when you get home.
As you can tell from the behind-the-scenes footage from the set in the video above, there's a lot of shots we didn't have the chance to talk about that nonetheless had to get completed. Although we didn't really go into the eight other effects houses, that certainly doesn't discount the hard work they put into making Days of Future Past a success.