Lucasfilm is to open a new ILM facility in Soho, London, and will make its Vancouver outpost permanent.
The London-based FX house will primarily focus on Disney's two tentpole movies for 2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: Episode VII, which will purportedly be in post-production for a year.
“We’re thrilled to have a good-news story in this industry. We’re in a very healthy place,” said ILM president and general manager Lynwen Brennan.
The Hollywood Reporter quotes ILM president Lynwen Brennan as saying the new facility will be "a full service studio" with an "end-to-end visual effects and computer graphics pipeline".
The severe weather conditions in the UK has delayed filming of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
From this March Netflix will exclusively stream the unaired The Clone Wars final season in the US. No word on whether or not this applies to the UK too.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to open in May 2015, while Star Wars: Episode VII will be released in December that year.