ETERNALS VFX Supervisor Reveals The Sheer Insane Scale Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe's Celestials
You don't need us to tell you that Eternals' Celestials are massive, but the movie's VFX Supervisor has now shed some light on exactly how big Tiamut is. FInd more details from him after the jump...
Eternals took a deep dive into the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, revealing the role Celestials have played in the creation of, well, everything. Near the end of the movie, we learned that one of the God-like beings, Tiamut, was going to be born by breaking his way out of the Earth. Ultimately, the Eternals stopped the emergence, and the Celestial was turned to stone.
With part of his head and hand sticking out of the sea, something tells us we haven't seen the last of Tiamut, but during a recent interview ComicBook.com, Eternals VFX Supervisor Matt Aitken shed some light on how big that Celestial really is. While Arishem is clearly even bigger, the fact that a newborn is over 300 miles tall is pretty staggering when you stop and think about it!
"The big thing that came to bear for us was about his immense scale. It's a hundred kilometers from his hand to his head. I think it's 500 kilometers, about 300 miles, from his head to his toes, so he's pretty big," Aitken tells the site. "I think if we had tried to be too literal about that scale, you probably wouldn't have been able to see him through the haze. When he was coming out of the ocean, the spray would've been ridiculous."
"And it's just we had to really find a language around that scale that helped explain that he was huge and big, but he could still play visually in the scenes where we needed him to look. I think, figuratively, he sort of changes scale depending on what the needs are for a given sequence."
Speculation is running rampant that Tiamut could somehow end up being the new base for The Avengers (something similar has happened in the comics in recent years), while others believe the disturbance to the ocean will be what finally brings Namor the Submariner to the surface. Whatever the case may be, you'd best believe the world is going to have questions about the giant stone Celestial.
Talking of Celestials, check out our interview with Arishem actor David Kaye in the player below: