Deadpool (2016) Film – VFX Breakdown by Atomic Fiction

Deadpool has truly left it’s mark in film history. As of writing this article, the film has grossed more than $700 million worldwide and $333 million domestically. Now that is way more than some well known comic book properties like Superman, whose last venture earned $ 668 million and Thor 2 which earned $644 million worldwide.

It did this with a comparatively lower budget of $58 million. Smart investments I must say. Any modern action film, especially one’s in the action genre use VFX shots ranging from hundreds to thousands and Deadpool is no excpetion. In this new VFX breakdown released by Atomic Fiction, we get to see how some of the more complex stunts were achieved. The car chase sequences, the cityscape and even the Merc with the mouth, Ryan Reynolds were themselves a 100% CGI.

Watch the VFX breakdown below:

Video Courtesy : Atomic Fiction via Vimeo

“Deadpool” marks the beginning of a new era for superhero films, and one sequence in particular was key to setting the tone. This is an in-depth VFX breakdown reel showcasing the behind-the-scenes efforts by the Atomic Fiction team. The work involved creating computer generated characters, vehicles, and an entire urban environment, for the thrilling car chase that kicks off this new franchise!

Special thanks to Tim Miller, Jonathan Rothbart, our friends at Blur, and 20th Century Fox for the opportunity to contribute to these sequences.

Music Credit: Deadpool (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


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Kenneth Sequeira

A self confessed Nolanite, Batfan and a young cinephile.