Get ready to be dazzled by the brilliant abilities of visual effects and the folks who make them because "Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron" is apparently replete with them. In fact the film has set a new record for the comic book-turned-everything-superhero-ever mega-house. Which is really no small feat when you consider just how shiny and VFX-y their other endeavors have been thus far.
Over at The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel's Executive Vice President of visual effects and post-production — in addition to holding a title of executive producer on 'Ultron' — Victoria Alonso is quoted from a summit in Hollywood, spoke out about the film's triumphs in that regard, putting previous record-holder, "Guardians of the Galaxy" and their 2,750 visual effects shot to shame. By a pretty wide margin to boot.
Alonso expects 'Ultron' to top out somewhere over 3,000 VFX shots, which is crazy when you consider that a good chunk of the film will take place on earth, compared to 'Guardians' which was a total intergalactic smoke show (because it's not like they were sending Chris Pratt and Co. up into space or anything).
Naturally, this means we're in for some seriously epic battles with some seriously impressive baddies. And everything's just going to look g-o-o-d, in general, so get ready for the eye-feast, y'all.
In addition, Alonso hinted at the company's next big effects move: upping their immersive sound game. And while Marvel "likely won't be the first out of the gate," they're "looking for proven systems ... that can handle these capabilities." So, you know, don't ever think for a second that Marvel Studios isn't constantly looking for ways to change the game and dazzle you, because — clearly! — they are. All the time.