Avatar director James Cameron has said that the visual effects in his new “Avatar” movie are much better than those in Marvel’s superhero movies.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Cameron said that the Weta FX used in the “Avatar: The Way of Water” movie was superior to the Industrial Light & Magic FX used by Marvel.
“Obviously, the big comic book superhero films have been driving the sheer volume of the industry, and the rising tide of technique raises everybody together,” Cameron said in a the interview.
He explained that “It gives you higher quality artists…more tools and plug-ins and code. You’ve got more talented people writing code, and simulations, and all that sort of thing out there.”
“Then, as we’re putting our team together, and as Weta Digital is constantly having new hires, it’s coming out of that pool,” he continued, “so it improves everything together.”
“Weta Effects, as it’s now known, is the best. Right? I mean, ILM does great work, but when it comes to the kind of emotive facial stuff that we’re doing…I mean, Thanos? Come on. Give me a break,” he said, evaluating the motion-capture work for the “Avengers” villain Thanos (Josh Brolin) in comparison to that of his new film. “You saw this [new “Avatar”] movie. It’s not even close.”
“Avatar: The Way of Water” starts Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, and premieres on the 16th of December.