Go Behind the Special Effects of Marvel’s The Avengers

With the record-setting opening of Marvel’s The Avengers this past weekend, a number of different sites are offering looks at the visual effects side of the superhero ensemble. If you want to take a peek behind the curtains and see how the incredible post-production tricks are pulled off, check out some of the different stories below.

First up, Studio Daily takes a look at three different stages of VFX work, including Previs, Techvis and Postvis and the work done by companies like Industrial Light & Magic, WETA digital, Hydraulx and many more.

FX Guide, meanwhile, looks specifically at ILM’s contributions including background replacement, the construction of the CGI hulk and building a computer model of New York City. They also speak with ILM VFX supervisor Jeff White in a special podcast segment.

Next up, CG Society speaks with Evil Eye Pictures and their work on the Joss Whedon film. You can check out CG Supervisor Noah Vice’s reel in the player below, which includes work done for Avatar, Toy Story 2, Super 8 and the first Iron Man.

Finally, Fuel FX offers an extensive image gallery of the work they did to place CG work inside live-actions scenes.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson, Marvel’s The Avengers is in theaters now.