Here's How They Made Hemsworth and Blanchett's Digital Stunt Doubles for Thor: Ragnarok

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Image: Framestore

If you thought we were still a few years away from human actors believably being replaced by digital replicas, we’re actually already there. Check out this behind-the-scenes look at Framestore’s work on Thor: Ragnarok’s visual effects to see how.

In many scenes, Cate Blanchett and Chris Hemsworth’s digital stunt doubles were the ones actually onscreen, although it’s not something to be disappointed about—those CG-generated doppelgangers would have been animated based on each actor’s onset performance.

If it helps, you can think of these visual effect tricks more as digital costumes that aren’t a substitute for an actor’s performance, but an enhancement instead. Except for the Hulk because, to the best of my knowledge, there are no giant Hulks in the SAG union.

[YouTube via Art of VFX]

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am i the only one amused that they gave cate blanchetts’s CGI model breast muscles? not the underlying muscles, but actually in the shape of breasts. there is a joke here, but i just can’t quite articulate it... :D