In Black Panther, Wakanda’s Majestic Canyons And Waterfalls Only Existed In A Computer

Video: When characters are fighting to the death in a shallow pool of water perched on the edge of a cliff that’s halfway down the side of a towering canyon where a waterfall normally gushes… it’s safe to assume there’s some Hollywood magic at work. But as Scanline VFX reveals in this behind-the-scenes look at the making of Black Panther, the most stunning parts of Wakanda only exist inside a computer.

However, one of the details that surprised me most about the post-production work on Black Panther was how the visual effects artists at Scanline enhanced even the smallest details to make these fight scenes appear even more epic – including the amount of water being splashed around by T’Challa and M’Baku (actors Chadwick Boseman and Winston Duke) as they battle. Is anything real?

[Vimeo via Art of VFX]