Doctor Strange's Cloak of Levitation looks so good thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy's Rocket Raccoon and Groot!
Doctor Strange recently opened in the US with $85 million, which exceeded Marvel's expectations. If you've seen Doctor Strange, then you'll know how good the film looks. We're not just talking about the psychedelic sequences, but also Doctor Strange's Cloak of Levitation, which was one of the film's breakout characters. Apparently, Strange's Cloak has Guardians of the Galaxy's Rocket Raccoon and Groot to thank for looking so good. In an interview with IGN, Doctor Strange's visual effects supervisor, Stephane Ceretti, revealed how Guardians' Rocket and Groot helped create the Cloak of Levitation. Check out what he had to say about it below.
“For most of the cloak shots we used the same company that did Rocket on Guardians, because we knew that we wanted the cloak to be a real character. They had done amazing work with Rocket on Guardians so we used them for that. I think it turned out pretty well,” Ceretti said. In Doctor Strange, the cloak is a character in its own right, and Ceretti explained how that came about. “It was kind of scripted but not as deeply as that,” said Ceretti. “And then as we went along, and started to do pre-viz, then we had a big discussion about the arc of the story of the cloak in the film."
Ceretti continued, "It begins like the story of a horse rider and the horse. The first time they meet they don't know each other, right? The horse is kind of crazy and takes over the horse rider, but as they work together they start to learn each other and work together in the end. It's the same kind of story. We went through that and the guys from stunts came up with ideas, so it was kind of a collaborative thing as it always is on these films. There are tons of people with good ideas and we try to make the best out of everything and I think that turned out pretty well.” What did you think of the Cloak of Levitation?