X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)


First CGI De-aging

X-Men: The Last Stand
Original Poster

Video (4K HDR)

On set video


1) For the opening de-aging effect, Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen gave the Visual Effects Experts pictures of themselves as younger men, so that the computer program "Lola" could make them look younger. 

2) Mystique's yellow eyes are CGI, unlike the yellow contacts that Rebecca Romijn found so uncomfortable in the first film. 

3) A reflective, form-fitting bodysuit was created for Daniel Cudmore to wear as Colossus. This was considered a cheaper move, rather than animating Colossus's ability in CGI, as seen in X-Men 2 (2003) and again in Deadpool (2016). 

4) According to Visual Effects Supervisor John Bruno, about thirty-five million dollars (one sixth of the film's budget) was spent on the Golden Gate sequence. This included constructing a full-scale section of the bridge that was about the size of a basketball court (ninety-four feet), and then using computer graphics imagery on the rest of the bridge and its background.