Digital Domain VFX Supervisor Hanzhi Tang Breaks Down Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
12.22.22Digital Domain VFX Supervisor Hanzhi Tang discusses how Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's story impacted its special effect-heavy scenes.
Like any film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever features some stunning CGI work, bringing fantastical locations like the undersea kingdom of Talokan to life and infusing massive battle scenes with all sorts of powers and effects. But Ryan Coogler's film is also laser-focused on the emotional arc of its characters, still reeling in the wake of T'Challa's death even as new threats emerge. This focus on character and story carries the film's various elements and directly impacts how the special effects were utilized.
In an interview with CBR, Digital Domain VFX Supervisor Hanzhi Tang discussed how Black Panther: Wakanda Forever juggles the film's emotional throughline with the MCU's massive effects. Tang explained the importance of finding the balance between small character beats and the chaos of battle and explored the differences between Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the other MCU projects he's worked on.
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