Thor: Love and Thunder, the film’s visual effects supervisor explained how the shadow monsters of Gorr the Slaughterer of the Gods work.
The July 6 came out in the cinema Thor: Love and Thunderthe fourth chapter dedicated to God of Thunder interpreted by Chris Hemsworth. In the film the Thundering asks for help a King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), a Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) – now able to lift Mjolnir – to combat the threat of Gorr the Slaughterer of Gods (Christian Bale), a galactic killer who longs for the extinction of the gods.
During an interview on Zoom with SYFY WIRE, Jake Morrisonvisual effects supervisor for Thor: Love and Thunderspoke of the creation of the Gorr’s shadow monsters the Slaughterer of Gods in the film, explaining that the Necrospada has the ability to create these creatures based on specific rules:
“I’m always wary of movies that don’t have any logic, even if it’s a popcorn movie logic. Here’s what we did with the shadow creatures: when we see them forming in the little girl’s room or on the streets of New Asgard, the object casting the shadow has a direct influence on the creature’s appearance and behavior. “
“So, for example, Snapdragon, the creature we see in Molly’s room, the first child to be captured … if we look closely at the shadow on the wall, we will see things like pincers, like what some plants have. And that goes for every single creature in the film. If it had been a bicycle that created the shadow, we would have had a more slimy, sinusoidal creature. The challenge was to make sure we didn’t see the same creature twice. We only did it a couple of times because everyone fell in love with a couple of them and asked us to show them more than once but the systems were built so that there was no need to repeat the same effect twice. “