In an amazingly stunning video, Weta Digital is providing glimpses of how they put together the final battle scene in Avengers: Endgame.
The film is already incredible. But, when you add behind-the-scene glimpses of how the pieces all fit together, you get a jaw-dropping look at the magic of movie-making. And, while companies like Weta Digital continue to expand boundaries in effects, all we can do is show our appreciation by watching the video over and over again.
If you're wondering what else the highest-grossing box office film of all time can offer fans, a closer look at the final battle might be on many an MCU-lover's bucket list. Still being discussed in chat threads and podcasts, no final action scene of a film has been more dissected and analyzed than the victory over Thanos and his army.
In short, there are so many visual effects in that scene, it's hard to really fathom how much detail and work went into making it. Weta Digital is lifting the curtain a bit on the process and the visual is stunning.
The video above shows portions of the final battle scene and jumps in and out of the released footage versus the filmed portions before post-production and partially edited effects work. Fans can see various shots including greenscreen takes, animation and the final edited product millions of fans enjoyed in the theater. There are moments where Weta shows the overlays of digital characters and additions to certain elements in the film that might go unnoticed if you haven't seen the movie 20-or-more times.
Visual Effects And A Film Like Avengers: Endgame
There is a discussion that Robert Downey Jr. should be considered for an award for the work he did in this chapter of the Marvel series of films. But, it's hard to take his performance as just an actor's great work without the surrounding visuals that come with it.
This video provides a better look at how all the pieces of a film like this come together. Frankly, it's amazing.