Mysterio a.k.a. Quinten Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a fascinating villain, using his experience as a technological innovator to create and control incredible holographic illusions. We leveraged our experience in real-world tech as well as content creation tools to bring Mysterio’s tech to life. His tech needed to be “edited or revised” on the fly. Fighter jet HUDs, tactical consoles and other military gear were the primary inspiration for our early explorations into Beck's technology.
DESKTOP CONSOLE - ILLUSION WORKSTATION
As Mysterio’s right-hand man, William authors the illusions and decodes the stolen E.D.I.T.H. smart-glasses on his desktop console
Beck is the lead actor/director, but he has a whole team behind him. William, who acts as Beck's Technical Director/content creator, also develops all the software, so it was important that all of Beck's technology looked like it came from the same set of hands. Fighter jet HUDs, tactical consoles and other military gear were the primary inspiration for our early explorations into Beck's technology.
William is in a nearby van on a laptop version of the desktop console allowing further customization and control over the simulation beyond what the helmet can offer.
Isolated Screen Videos - Middle Screen
Isolated Screen Videos - Laptop Development
Mysterio Lair Desktop - Timeline motion test
BECK'S "FLICK OF THE WRIST" WRIST DEVICE
Beck's wrist device gives him quick control over hundreds of drones while in the field. This multi-touch control screen is modeled after real-world military tech, and enables him to direct the behavior of drones as entire groups (or flocks), as well as individual flight. These drones are also used to provide reconnaissance with a live feed of on-board cameras projected onto the wrist device.
Final "Flick of the Wrist" Device Look
HOLOGRAPHIC DRONE INVENTORY
"THAT PROJECTOR IS EVIDENCE - IT WILL TELL PEOPLE WHAT WE ARE DOING AND HOW WE ARE DOING IT!" - Quentin Beck
Peter Parker and MJ discover that Beck is using advanced holographic technology to orchestrate Elemental attacks around the world by stumbling upon a projector plucked from one of the drones in Prague.
The Holographic Drone Inventory gives Mysterio an in-depth look at his fleet of drones with a multi-layered 3D view. When Beck needs to view more status information he enables a drone to project a holographic detailed view, showing the status of each drone. The projection unfolds in a carousel around him.
This expanded visualization functions like the desktop version of a mobile app and gives Beck more detailed data to drill down into.
Mysterio Carousel Motion Test
Mysterio Carousel Startup Final
Isolated - Shutdown
Isolated - Drone Lock
E.D.I.T.H. Map Motion Studies
E.D.I.T.H. Map Final Shot
Mysterio's Helmet Composite Tests
Mysterio's Helmet motion test
HUD Motion Test
Peter gets a surprise visit from Nick Fury - which is usually not a positive visit.
The design of Fury's holograms had to be tactical, slick spy gear
When Nick Fury tracks down Peter in Italy, he uses a portable hologram projector to illustrate the global scale of the impending danger. The design of Fury's holograms had to be tactical, super cool with a military kick.
Point clouds and lidar scan-like visuals were used to communicate the complexity and real-time nature of the data.
Fury Hologram Final
As always it is an honor to collaborate with the fantastic team at Marvel. Bringing to life Stark inspired tech for Peter Parker was a great reminder of how we started - Iron Man 2 and Tony Starks tech. It was also awesome to design Mysterios tech since it's so close related to visual effects for film, which is close to our hearts! The Spidey films are fun to work on, but even more fun to watch!