Patton Oswalt did motion capture for Pip the Troll in Eternals.


Patton Oswalt did motion capture for Pip the Troll in the film Eternals.

Patton Oswalt wasn’t just the voice of Pip the Troll in Chloe Zhao’s Eternals; he was also on set acting out the part.

Pip the Troll pops out of a portal in the mid-credits scene of the latest Marvel Studios film to introduce Eros (Harry Styles), the beloved cosmic character better known as Starfox.

We now know that nearly every aspect of that scene was created using computer-generated imagery, with the exception of Oswalt and Styles being present on set to act it out.

Weta Digital’s Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken tells us that Oswalt was on the sound stage himself acting everything out.

In fact, the actor did everything on his knees to ensure that the Weta team had the correct height for Pip.

“We ended up replacing Patton Oswalt with Pip and the corridor,” Aitken says, “because we needed to do all that interactive portal light and extend it.”

“However, if you’re looking at Eros, his face will unmistakably be the face, but everything else in those shots is CG.”

When we double-checked and asked if that meant Oswalt did the motion-capture, Aitken confirmed it—both that Oswalt was on set in person and that he’s a really nice guy.

“He’s down on his knees, adjusting his head to the proper height.

But, no, he was present,” says Aitken.

“He’s amazing,” says the narrator.

He’s fantastic.”

When we spoke with Pip creator Jim Starlin earlier this month about Oswalt’s casting, he gave the actor his seal of approval.

Starlin told us of Oswalt’s casting, “Oh, yeah, I think he’s perfect for it.”

“His voicing of MODOK in that cartoon series gave me a good laugh.

‘Eh, it’s okay,’ I thought after watching the first.

Then I watched the second one, and I was hooked, laughing my head off the rest of the time.'”

“Now, Patton has always been a character actor who I think has tremendous range, and I think his voice is just perfect for it,” he continued.

Eternals is currently in theaters, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is available on Disney(plus) to stream.

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Eternals: Patton Oswalt Performed Motion Capture for Pip the Troll

Eternals: Patton Oswalt Performed Motion Capture for Pip the Troll

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