By CHRIS McGOWAN
Game of Thrones (Photo courtesy of HBO)
Visual effects talent worked on a trio of high-profile movies releasing this spring that come laden with blockbuster expectations – Avengers: Endgame with Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, Ad Astra with Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones, and Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Will Smith. With all that big-screen firepower, however, the biggest VFX event of spring may be the final series run of Game of Thrones on television.
In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, visual effects also play a major role and bring verisimilitude to a variety of city-squashing giant beasts that threaten humankind. And effects masters signed on to enhance Pet Sematary, the Hellboy reboot and Shazam!
VFX Voice has compiled a list of some of the top effects-infused productions due this spring along with their visual effects producers, supervisors, and the VFX houses involved. This is not intended to be a complete listing. The coverage period is April and May. Release dates are subject to change.
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Release date: U.K., April 14; U.S., April 14
Visual effects royalty returns for its eighth and final season. David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors. Joe Bauer is the Visual Effects Supervisor.