It’s no surprise that Marvel’s Black Panther 2 had a surprising amount of attention to detail in the production, right down to the “fish poop” floating in the water.
Speak against Comic, VFX supervisor Chris White revealed that the special effects team spent quite a bit of time going over the little details on set to make sure the scenes looked realistic.
“If you want to talk about details, we were literally talking about the shape of the fish poop that makes up all the stuff floating around, and how to make sure that shape is correct,” he said.
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“Because if the lighters light it and it’s not the right shape, it doesn’t look like underwater. We have a map [where] someone modeled the different forms of poop that fish excrete and then made millions of them floating around them.”
White added that it was someone’s job for the entire film to take care of the “fish poop” and make sure it looked good on screen. “We had someone who did that full-time,” he said.
“What he did throughout the movie was for every shot, make sure it picked up with the right movement and had the right character, and the density was right, and it had the underwater current, and he got notes on it as good about how it can be better.”
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After its release earlier this year, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever broke box office records in the US, taking in over $500 million in its opening weekend.
The film, starring Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Tenoch Huerta, received an overwhelmingly positive response from critics, especially regarding how the film dealt with the death of T’Challa actor Chadwick Boseman.
After the success of Wakanda foreverthere is already talk of a third Black Panther movie, despite no official confirmation from Marvel.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever now playing in cinemas worldwide. The first movie is streaming on Disney+.