As production on The Batman continues on, it seems that Matt Reeves and his team are adapting some of the virtual filming techniques that Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) have been spearheading as of late.

Speaking at this year’s virtual VIEW visual effects and animation conference, ILM chief creative officer Rob Bredow revealed that The Batman has dived into the world of virtual production. Bredow wouldn’t go into deep detail of the specifics, but did state that the production design team had pre-built practical sets in the U.K. and then the LED StageCraft walls were placed around those.

Greig Fraser, the director of photography on The Batman, is collaborating with ILM on the shoot. Fraser is already familiar with the StageCraft tech having won an Emmy for The Mandalorian which used the technology extensively.

If you are unfamiliar with how the StageCraft works, this video explains how it works compared to green screen technology.

With shooting on location being even trickier than ever before, we won’t be too surprised to see this technology being used a lot more in the months and years to come.

The Batman is scheduled to hit theaters on March 4, 2022.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter