Kree warrior Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) crash lands on Earth during a dangerous mission. Mysterious flashbacks of a previous life as Airforce Captain Carol Danvers keep creeping into her psyche, as Captain Marvel finds herself in an explosive battle between good and evil.
120 of our artists spent 13 months creating the whopping 283 shots in the final movie— from set extension and photon blasts, to glowing Skrull eyes and our greatest challenge of all: bringing the scene-stealing alien cat, Goose, to life.
Given the sheer diversity of shots we worked on for Captain Marvel, many different areas of our team were engaged to get this project off the ground. In addition to creating ultra-believable spaceship sets, holographic helmets, superpower effects and much more, we had the mammoth task of crafting a hyper-realistic animated cat who would match the on-set cat in every way.
“The main challenge [with Goose the Cat] was definitely that we needed to EXACTLY match a real cat. It was not good enough to have some realistic-looking cat, but we needed to study every spot on the nose, the color distribution in the eye, how the fur was clumping on the chest, on the back, on the belly, so that every detail was matching the real cat. Something like 50 percent of our efforts went into the likeness aspect of the cat… There were very demanding shots, especially when Goose was interacting with someone, that required a lot of attention to detail and elaborate color corrections to give the feeling that the cat was actually there.” — VFX Supervisor Dominik Zimmerle for an interview with Art of VFX