Check Out These Wonderful Before and After Deadpool Visual Effects Images


Odds are if you haven’t seen Deadpool yet, you’re going this weekend. And you should, it’s great. What’s also great about it is what the filmmakers were able to achieve with the limited (by comparison) resources. These visual effects images just scratch the surface.

The FX Guide has a fascinating breakdown of what director Tim Miller and his team did to make the Merc with the Mouth come to life on the big screen, shooting lots of real footage and enhancing it with visual effects. Here are just a few before and after images.

Minor spoilers follow. First is a shot from the film’s third act. In case you haven’t seen the movie, we won’t give any context but you can see that on set, there wasn’t much.

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