RISING SUN PICTURES LEAPS INTO THOR: LOVE & THUNDER
Adelaide, South Australia—2 August 2022—Rising Sun Pictures’ latest collaboration with Marvel Studios is its most expansive in scope and visually stunning. The studio delivered more than 300 visual effects shots for the studio’s new blockbuster hit, Thor: Love and Thunder, directed by Taika Waititi, including its sensational opening and closing scenes.
Marvels fourth Thor movie, Love and Thunder finds the hammer-wielding hero (Chris Hemsworth), aided by his former girlfriend, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), in facing his greatest challenge yet, the supervillain Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale). Working under the direction of production VFX Supervisor Jake Morrison and VFX Producer Lisa Marra, RSPs team of more than 150 artists across three locations was led by VFX Supervisor Dan Bethell (who also served as Main Unit VFX Supervisor) and Senior VFX Producer Ian Cope.
RSP was involved in the project from the beginning, assisting in a range of tests, developing concepts, and devising technical approaches for its many larger-than-life visuals. Bethell spent more than 80 days on the set—at Fox Studios, Sydney, and on location—working with the production team in capturing background plates and live-action elements.