Creating the Crazy Bus Fight Scene in Shang-Chi


After collaborating with Marvel Studios on the train fight scene in Captain Marvel, the Luma Pictures team was called upon again to create the epic and memorable bus fight scene in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The fight takes place onboard a moving bus that is careening out of control in the streets of San Francisco, ultimately splitting in half. For this sequence, Luma Pictures’ work involved creating a CG bus, CG digital doubles of the bus passengers, a CG San Francisco environment, Razor Fist's blade, as well as complex face replacement work using deep learning technology.

In this interview with BeforesandAfters, VFX Supervisors Andrew Zink and Alexandre Cancado get into the nitty gritty details of how the team brought this action-packed scene to life with invisible effects.