Digital Domain Brings the Villains Back for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’
04.03.22In Spider-Man: No Way Home, a miscast spell brings Peter Parker face to face with villains from the previous Spider-Man movies, who come back to haunt Spider-Man with new looks and powers, fuelled by sophisticated visual effects.
Among the worst of the villains is Doc Ock, aka Dr Otto Octavius, a mad scientist character armed with four powerful, almost indestructible tentacles. He appears unexpectedly on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge in New York City where he turns the motorway environment to chaos. Digital Domain was the VFX studio responsible, updating Doc Ock’s look, replacing and rebuilding his tentacles created for the 2004 film Spider-Man 2, and digitally constructing – and destroying – the bridge and the city in the background.
Digital Domain contributed over 520 shots to the movie, along with over 600 unique assets, including full environments filled with props, vehicles and crowds. By the end, the artists had also created 14 hero character builds and 19 digi-doubles for the film.