Luma’s biggest contribution to the film is the sequence titled “French Connection,” or the Train Fight scene which depicts Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) fighting atop a moving LA Metro train against a Skrull who has taken the form of an unassuming granny and who later shifts into a middle-aged man. Simultaneously, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) race through the streets below to keep up with the train by car. While the train appears to speed by at a rapid pace with the characters fighting on top, it’s Luma’s visual effects magic working behind the scenes.
Luma was tasked with keeping the sequence linear and successive. While the setting appears to be continuing down the tracks in a singular location in 1990s Los Angeles, the scene was actually shot in four different locations throughout the streets of L.A. The sequence travels through West L.A., East L.A., and eventually moves towards Downtown. “Chris Townsend, the overall VFX Supervisor, mentioned that Marvel Studios wanted the sequence to be done by a studio who had an office in Los Angeles, so that if we needed to, we’d be able to access the real world location for reference,” said Luma LA VFX Supervisor Kevin Souls.