‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ VFX Video Breaks Down Mystique’s Hair-Raising Abilities
We're still reeling from Bryan Singer's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' which initially looked like another X-disaster along the lines of 'The Last Stand,' but proved us so wrong with its incredible cast, story and special effects. While we wait for the film to hit DVD and Blu-ray in October, and 'X-Men: Apocalypse' to drop in (sigh) 2016, let's take a look at all the movie magic happening behind the scenes of the summer's epic X-Men movie in this VFX breakdown.
Previously, Jennifer Lawrence said that she had to switch her Mystique makeup from full body paint and prosthetics (as in 'First Class') to a zip-up onesie with facial makeup for 'Days of Future Past,' as she suffered allergic reactions on set. However, there was a lot more to her look, thanks to the folks at Digital Domain.
As seen in the VFX video for the film, there are multiple stages that go into rendering Mystique's shapeshifting abilities onscreen, as well as the magnetic muscles of Michael Fassbender's Magneto. Seeing the digital avatars side-by-side in a single shot looks kind of creepy (and a lot like those black-eyed demons in Keanu Reeves' 'Constantine'), but awe inspiring nonetheless.
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is available now on Digital HD, and hits DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray on October 14, which will have plenty more behind-the-scenes footage and extras to titillate the fanboy/girl in you. Though, keep in mind that you might want to save your money and wait for the "Rogue's Cut" edition in summer 2015, as it will see all of Anna Paquin's deleted scenes as Rogue back in the film. Just saying.