Originally Posted by ericadawn16
I don't mind some of the stuff shipped out to other places though, like WETA doing the damaged Helicarrier shots or another company coloring the actors' eyes blue in The Avengers. The main Marvel movies that need ILM are Spider-Man and Sony probably won't have that.
Marvel will undoubtedly use multiple effects houses because the projects are too large and complex for one vendor to handle. Some shops specialize in certain areas, too. But ILM is the industry's premier VFX house and it would be criminal for Disney/Marvel not to make as much use as possible of their talents.
Sony has its own VFX shop that they will continue to use for Spider-Man. With its financial woes, Sony is probably trying to cut spending in every area of its movie budgets, including effects. They likely can't afford to pay for the best in the industry.