It appears that Disney and Marvel Studios are both keen on finding innovative ways to properly start the production of several big budget blockbusters, and Thor: Love and Thunder is prime to utilize an effective tool to address potential challenges during the pandemic. In a way, using The Volume for Love and Thunder makes sense since Taika Waititi already had experience using the technology while filming the season finale of The Mandalorian.
The Hollywood Reporter shared in a report that Lucasfilm’s VFX unit, Industrial Light & Magic, is set to expand, and it will support different productions, including Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder.
The outlet also shared that “the expansion also supports a training program that’s part of the company’s diversity initiatives.” As part of the expansion, a “larger custom volume” at Fox Studios Australia will be used for Love and Thunder. For those unaware, the virtual production technology, or The Volume, was the medium used for Star Wars’ The Mandalorian.
Meanwhile, production has yet to start, but Portman did tease that filming could begin at the beginning of next year in Australia. Now, a new report has emerged, and it details an important aspect of the film’s production amid the ongoing health crisis.