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We already know that Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) wasn't the only director to shoot scenes for Thor: The Dark World, with - Spoiler - Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn filming the mid-credits sequence (much to Taylor's displeasure).

Well, now it's been revealed that Tim Miller (who happens to be attached to Fox's long-gestating Deadpool solo movie) and his Blur Studio VFX house were also responsible for the opening prologue, which sees the Asgardians battling Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), Algrim the Strong (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim 5000 years before the events of the movie. Miller, executive producer Craig Kyle and editor Wyatt Smith oversaw the live-action shoot in London, leading to a final sequence of 75 shots, of which more than a third were entirely CGI courtesy of Blur's VFX supervisor Kevin Margo.

"This project hit on so many sweet spots for Blur, combining live action performance with photo-real CG action, »

- Gary Collinson

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