Many modern-day projects have a wide variety of influences that help inspire their visuals, storytelling approach, and core concepts. Sometimes there are some surprising additions that help make the project still stand out amongst many others. It looks like Disney+’s upcoming Ms. Marvel series has some rather curious inspirations. Director duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah talk about the many inspirations that helped them bring the project to life.
A big part of the adjustment for them was working outside of their “comfort zone” of R-ratings, as they “can’t go full Bad Boys” with a project that focuses on a younger audience. Still, they talked out the many influences that helped shape the film such as Spike Lee‘s iconic tracking shot, VFX influences taken from anime, and many teen classics, such as John Hughes films, Booksmart, Scott Pilgram vs. the World and Parker Lewis Can’t Lose.
It’ll be interesting to see how Anime has influenced some of the VFX effects, especially with how varied the designs are from one animation to another. Scott Pilgram‘s influences are pretty obvious with the animated think bubbles and some of the reactions in the initial trailer. Here’s hoping they also dive deep into some fun transitions, which made that film a standout back when it was released. Spike Lee is also such a curious choice, but them using his famous tracking shots could lead to some iconic visual designs to make the series pop in comparison to the rest.
Source: Empire Magazine via Twitter