- Marvel Entertainment released a new video in which the “Avengers: Endgame” visual-effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw broke down the movie’s major battle scene.
- The behind-the-scenes footage showed that a lot of details, like the superhero costumes and portals, were created using special effects.
- Many scenes were also filmed in front of green screens.
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“Avengers: Endgame” was one of the biggest films of 2019, earning more than $US1 billion at the box office.
The film – a culmination of a decade of Marvel movies – featured time travel, heartbreaking moments, and a major battle sequence.
Larger-than-life moments were made possible through the use of computer-generated imagery, or CGI, and other special effects. And often, the most exciting scenes in the movie were filmed in front of a green screen.
In a new video shared by Marvel Entertainment, the “Endgame” visual-effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw broke down the film’s major battle sequence with Ryan Penagos.
Keep reading to see how different “Endgame” looks without special effects.
The superheroes returned for the fight by stepping through portals.
Each portal was created entirely using special effects.
The Avengers ran straight toward Thanos and his army.
They assembled once everyone returned.
When the stars filmed the scene, they were just running toward six men in motion-capture suits.
DeLeeuw said that having the six people facing the actors helped them figure out where their eyes should move during the scene.
In the movie, Spider-Man passes the Infinity Gauntlet to Captain Marvel, with Scarlet Witch, Valkyrie, Okoye, Pepper Potts, Shuri, and Mantis nearby.
Captain Marvel meets all the Avengers for the first time in “Endgame.”
The scene was actually filmed without Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie and her winged horse.
Tom Holland and his stunt double wore motion-capture suits to film. Special effects were later added to create the iron suit that’s seen in the movie.
Captain America finally gets his hands on Thor’s hammer.
He was always worthy.
The moment seems much less dramatic when you see it filmed in front of a green screen.
Drax and Korg teamed up to take down one of the aliens from Thanos’ army.
In real life, Bautista jumped on a large structure and stabbed it while another person held it in place.
Hulk wore red armour during the fight scene.
Ruffalo wore a motion-capture suit and a headpiece while filming.
The Hulk that appeared on screen was made possible thanks to CGI.
Captain America used the hammer and his shield to fend off Thanos.
The scene looked a little different behind the scenes.
One scene in the film showed Scarlett Witch and Valkyrie jumping into the action.
Elizabeth Olsen plays Scarlet Witch, and Thompson stars as Valkyrie.
Olsen was able to fly through the use of wires, and Thompson sat on a chair that required two people to move.
Pepper Potts wore a suit designed by Tony Stark.
The suit also included wings.
The light-up elements and other details of the suit were added using special effects.
Wong used his sorcery to open portals.
Peter Parker referred to the rings as “yellow sparkly things.”
Obviously, there were no fiery rings used in the making of the scene.
The character of Wong was introduced in “Doctor Strange.”
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