Weta Working On VFX For BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

The groundbreaking visual effects company Weta Digital (The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, The Avengers) have revealed that as well as the final instalment of The Hobbit trilogy, they're also working on Warner Bros.' massively anticipated Batman v Superman.

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By staypuffed - 6/30/2014

 
In a new interview with Collider, visual effects supervisors Joe Letteri and Dan Lemmon of Weta Digital spoke of their upcoming projects. The New Zealand-based company, having previously worked on AvatarRise of the Planet of the Apes and The Lord of the Rings, among others, are currently providing VFX for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies; they have now revealed they're on board Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as well. "We are working on the Man of Steel sequel, yes," they confirmed. "We can’t say much more than that, but we’re excited." Weta created the Krypton opening sequence in last year's Man of Steel, but the canvas is open for speculation here. Are they working on Superman sequences, or perhaps creating Wonder Woman's homeworld of Amazon? These are mere guesses, so only time will tell what the acclaimed and groundbreaking company will do. Batman v Superman hits theatres May 6th, 2016. 

(Credit to CBM user @Brainiac13 for finding the original article.)

Source: Collider
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matthuliz - 6/30/2014, 5:02 AM
Fantastic!


:-P
TheRationalNerd - 6/30/2014, 5:06 AM
This film just keeps sounding better and better by the second!
DEVLIN712 - 6/30/2014, 5:11 AM
The Krypton scenes in Man of Steel were astonishing, couldn't be happier to have these guys returning
ALegendaryPanda - 6/30/2014, 5:15 AM
WETA is pretty much the best VFX company around at the moment, and that Krypton opening scene was incredible, so yeah this is [frick]ing awesome news!
EarOne - 6/30/2014, 5:16 AM
i WAS hoping for em to have worked on MCU's stuff, but oh well...

were they involved in Man of Steel, though..??
billnye69 - 6/30/2014, 5:17 AM
yeah yeah yeah.........I cannot wait.....yeah
Brainiac13 - 6/30/2014, 5:20 AM
@staypuffed

:)
Brainiac13 - 6/30/2014, 5:26 AM
@staypuffed

Add skip to 2mins mark.
soforizo - 6/30/2014, 5:32 AM
Perfect with me.
charlie2094 - 6/30/2014, 5:35 AM
Awesome stuff, the Krypton scenes were fantastic, Weta does brilliant work!
Dev7 - 6/30/2014, 5:56 AM
I think that WETA doing the VFX might give you all an idea of who the villain might possibly be. WETA is the best for creature effects else they could have easily gone with ILM who is best at more robotic effects. Now which possible creature villain that can be in BVS???
0megaDaGod - 6/30/2014, 6:12 AM
This is nothing short of great news. And Dev may be onto something

WETA is literally running the game right now

MrNiklander - 6/30/2014, 6:27 AM
Dev is indeed onto something brace yourselves we might have Wraith or Doomsday in this movie


I believe we might see Wraith since Doomsday would be too much for a sequel
Vadakin - 6/30/2014, 6:32 AM
"homeworld of Amazon"??? Surely you mean "home island of Themyscira" right? Because making Wonder Woman an alien would be stupid.
FilmsFan - 6/30/2014, 6:42 AM
There's pretty much zero chance that WETA & MARVEL will work as often as DC & WETA... Just cuz of ILM!
Lucas' VFX company which is now under Disney but does other studio films as well (PACIFIC RIM) & as WETA is Peter Jackson's company & he's in bed with WB; hence more WB projects go to Gollum/KingKong/Ceaser creators WETA & Disney stuff goes to STAR WARS / JarJarBinks / Kaiju creator ILM!
Brainiac13 - 6/30/2014, 6:43 AM
Weta will do all the DC movies.....
ManofSteel23 - 6/30/2014, 6:44 AM
the effects where good in man of steel but there was god awful at some points
Brainiac13 - 6/30/2014, 6:44 AM
@FilmsFan

You maybe on to something there...
brokenexcitement - 6/30/2014, 6:56 AM
Dear lord, I hope it isn't Doomsday. It is too early for a "Death of Superman" story line. The general audience doesn't have enough invested in Supes' character to have him killed off and actually resonate with them. They need to do that story line after about 3-4 movies. They need to do a Doomsday story line only after a proper introduction of the Justice League and after we've seen them battle it out together to save the world or have a few great conflicts. If it IS Doomsday, I will lose all faith in DC. If they [frick] that story line up, I am done with anything film/TV related for DC/Warner Bros -_-
HiTcH - 6/30/2014, 7:03 AM
Weta will create a digital Wonder Woman?
NeoBaggins - 6/30/2014, 7:09 AM
dio - 6/30/2014, 7:10 AM
@Vadakin maybe they are making it another dimension on our world. Who knows.
BlackIceJoe - 6/30/2014, 7:10 AM
This is great news. I like seeing what Weta can do. I hope this will allow Weta to release pictures of the Justice League: Mortal suits. I also wonder if they will have a hand in making the suits for the rest of the JL cast.
grifdeadpoolteabag - 6/30/2014, 7:13 AM
At least six digital visual effects houses will be involved, as is typical on these kinds of flicks. No one company can do all of it because of the amount of time involved. Moreover, WETA works on a lot of flicks.

This is non-news news.

By the way, where the hell are the damn George Miller Justice League materials already?
DaVinci31 - 6/30/2014, 7:20 AM
Aww Yiss

Arrowhead77 - 6/30/2014, 7:21 AM
Hell yah,WETA is the best of the best Imo!
BatManHeisenberg - 6/30/2014, 7:22 AM
Awesome! I love it every time when Jor-EL walks out to that huge fight scene on Krypton. I get all them feels.
MantiniuMan - 6/30/2014, 7:24 AM
Noice!!!
TheBaroness89 - 6/30/2014, 7:26 AM
MantiniuMan - 6/30/2014, 7:26 AM
Opening krypton scene.... Was epic long may it continue...
typicalfanboy - 6/30/2014, 7:31 AM
Are they working on the man of steel sequel or bvsdoj?
SuperPickle - 6/30/2014, 7:44 AM
Yeah an old friend of mine works for Weta and I've known about it for a while. Didn't think it was news, though. I keep kidding her and asking her to send me some screen caps from the FX shop. lol
Gusto - 6/30/2014, 7:45 AM

JorL5150 - 6/30/2014, 7:48 AM
Not a surprise really - but welcome news.

Now i need to get back to my hangover
LordYeezus - 6/30/2014, 7:49 AM
@Mantinium

Thor is not from earth. Diana is. By definition, he is an alien.
JayJayCAW - 6/30/2014, 7:59 AM
"Wonde Woman's homeworld Amazon"........HER HOMEWORLD IS EARTH!!!
Pasto - 6/30/2014, 8:07 AM
REVERT BACK TO MARVEL!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 6/30/2014, 8:16 AM
They should have stuck around for all of Man of Steel instead of just the krypton stuff.
MantiniuMan - 6/30/2014, 8:18 AM
@StarYeezus

Thor the GOD of Thunder By definition an ALIEN.....

WTF?

According to what Norse Mythology and what comic book?

Kanye logic?

Gusto - 6/30/2014, 8:19 AM


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