Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is one of the best movies to come out of Marvel and we are not surprised. Marvel has always been able to make sure that these movies are executed in the finest possible ways. This is a major shift since this movie is the franchise’s first new solo hero entry in phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie was able to add a massive number of new heroes to the MCU. Some of these characters will set up new projects in the MCU that will see us explore completely new worlds. This is only a hint at the fact that the rest of the upcoming movies will also introduce us to universes and worlds that have not been explored before in the MCU. Let’s take a look at the recently revealed behind-the-scenes photo of Ben Kingsley showing how the Trevor and Morris Scene was created in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings introduced us to a whole new roster of characters in the MCU. This movie has introduced some of the most original characters that are not based on comic books. This will keep expectations up as the fans would have to discover about these characters by watching these movies. Amongst these characters, the most wonderful ones have to be the creatures that were introduced in the mystical world of Ta Lo.
How the Trevor and Morris Scene was Created?
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Marvel Studios Senior Visual Effects Supervisor revealed how they brought the character of the mythical creature, Morris. He said,
We had a few things. We were shooting and prepping and things down in Australia, and one of the props people found online a stuffed wombat. If you’ve ever seen a wombat, it’s very much like Morris. If you took a wombat, added a couple more legs, took off the face and added some wings, that’s Morris. It was really interesting. So, we had this stuffed toy that we brought in. And then from that, we had the props department build some green stuffies shaped like Morris without wings and legs, just something that our actors could touch and hold.
One of the major parts of making this movie included making the cast understand the accurate idea regarding the character of the creature. According to him,
And one of the things that I really wanted as well was it to be heavy enough. I’m always very aware watching films when people pick up a suitcase and there’s nothing in it. You’re like, ‘Oh, come on.’ And it would be a heavy, heavy creature. It’s got a lot of bulk to it. So, we put sandbags inside to make it nice and heavy so that when the actors lift it up, it had some weight to it. So, we did it with this green cushion, basically.
The marvelous visual effects used in this movie just go to show how the crazy world that we will get to explore in the other movies we get to see. This includes entirely new dimensions and how its inhabitants that we will witness. Marvel has been able to prove they have the ability to depict these worlds in a very visually interesting manner with absolutely brilliant narratives.