The week in a nutshell (1.6.22)

Khan’t wait to meet Kamala

Ahead of the Ms Marvel premiere, Marvel Studios released brand new character posters featuring Kamala Khan, Yusuf, Muneeba, and Amir Khan as well as her best friends Bruno and Nakia. Marvel Studios also released the latest teaser trailer for the show which starts streaming on 8th June only on Disney+. We can’t wait to see the great work produced by our teams in LDN and MTL!

Men

In celebration of Alex Garland horror Men arriving in UK cinemas this Friday, here are some of our favourite twitter reviews. Amazing work from David Simpson and the teams in LDN and MUM.

As well as traumatising the general public, the film was also singled as one of the high points of this year’s Cannes Film Festival by film industry go-to Screen International, who said: “Gifted with sensational performances from Buckley, Kinnear and Paapa Essiedu, who makes a blistering impression in his few scenes, Men is a disorientating circular ride around Garland’s personal theme park.” If you’re interested in reading what else they recommend from this year’s festival, click here.


Method News

Top Gun: Maverick success

Variety reported that during its opening weekend, Top Gun: Maverick generated an estimated $124 million in ticket sales making it Tom Cruise’s first $100 million opening weekend at the box office. In total, Top Gun: Maverick has grossed $248 million worldwide. The film sees Cruise reprise his role as US navy pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from the original 1986 film. If you haven’t seen it yet, then make sure to watch the trailer below and get your tickets now!


Press

Definition Magazine

Man vs Bee made the cover of Definition magazine, with a shout out to Framestore. Take a look here.

Art of VFX

From Hogwarts to Bhutan and back again – Wizarding World VFX Supervisor Christian Manz sat down with The Art of VFX to explore the magic behind the making of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.


In other news

LDN Quiz Night

Our LDN studio held a charity quiz night in aid of The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal last week and raised over £4,000 in donations. Take a look at some more images of the event below.

BCTQ Cafe

Next week sees a special ‘CAFE’ (Conference, Animation, FX and Expertise) event hosted by the BCTQ, and Framestore will be out in force to rep the company and our industry. Over two days (7-8 June) attendees will hear from a range of industry speakers, including VFX Supervisor Laureline Silan (taking part in the ‘Career Path: Know Your Work’ panel), Head of CG Mathieu Bertrand (participating in a panel on USD), CG Supervisor Eric Noel, who will be presenting the MTL team’s stunning work on Spider-Man: No Way Home and Bonnie Dorais, our Manager, Global Talent Development. For more info, click here

Top Gun: Maverick Screening

Sunday saw our 250 of our MTL colleagues attend a special Top Gun: Maverick screening in order to celebrate the Method team’s incredible work (overseen by Ryan Tudhope) and gasp as Tom Cruise took to the skies once more.


That’s it for this week – Have a lovely rest of the week and enjoy the long Jubilee bank holiday if you’re in the UK.