Marvel Considering Creating Their Own In-House VFX Studio After Recent Reported Troubles
A new report has come out saying that Marvel Studios is considering establishing its own VFX studio following all the recent complaints by external VFX artists.
After VFX artist Dhruv Govil criticized Marvel Studios on Twitter in July 2022, the company was widely reported to have mistreated its third-party VFX suppliers. Dhruv, a member of the Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy teams, drew attention to what he perceived as Marvel Studios' propensity to overwork and underpay employees in charge of executing CGI on movies in the effects-heavy MCU.
Govil tweeted, "Working on Marvel series is what motivated me to quit the VFX industry." They're a terrible customer, and I've seen far too many of my coworkers become sick from working too much as Marvel tightens its belt.
A different VFX artist recently said that Marvel Studios failed to inform his team that the release dates for both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame were moving forward. The artist, who identified himself only as David, said that he was only made aware of the expedited production cycles for the films through news coverage of the announcement.
David continued, calling this the worst experience he had while working for the company, as Marvel Studios later revealed it had "failed" to inform the VFX artists in advance that they would now have one fewer month to complete effects shots for both MCU films.
Now Marvel Studios are weighing up options on how they can address this rising problem and instead of maybe fixing the issues which are being brought up by these talented VFX artists they are thinking of bringing all the work in-house. Now it's hard to analyze where the issue really stems from considering Marvel has not commented once about this VFX issue but time will tell if maybe there is more to this story. Although the studio has not yet made an official statement on the creation of its own effects studio, it is important to note that Screen Geek is a reliable source for the latest information on Marvel Studios. Anson Mount's reappearance as Black Bolt in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Chukwudi Iwuji's first appearance as the High Evolutionary in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 were both first reported by the site.
Source: Screen Geek