Avengers: Endgame Made A CGI Error With Thanos And No One Saw It
Who could have thought that Marvel’s team could make this sort of error with its biggest record-breaking movie, Avengers: Endgame? Artists have pointed out a flaw in the movie’s VFX design for Josh Brolin’s Thanos. The Studio was dropping hints of Thanos’ arrival ever since the release of Thor (2011). WIth post-credit scenes and storylines that all link up to him, his arrival was imminent. When he did finally arrive in Avengers: Infinity War, he quickly established himself as the biggest villain in the MCU.
The Flaw In Thanos in Avengers: Endgame
After successfully cutting the entire population of the whole universe by half, Thanos achieved his life mission and departed to an unknown planet. However, in the Avengers: Endgame, we did not see him like we thought we would. Fast forward to the end, we got a climactic battle with nearly every MCU superhero joining the Avengers to fight Thanos and his army of minions. In this super heavy and super elaborate VFX shots, there was one part that the CGI team did not polish.
The explanation about the flaw comes from the Corridor Crew’s VFX Artists React. The team invites Weta Digital’s Matt Aiken who was supervising the VFX for Endgame. He explains what went wrong for the biggest movie of Hollywood. Look at the complete video below, or skip to (5:00):
In the whole video, we can listen to Aikens talking about how he and his team brought everything to life. From detailing Thanos’ eyes to make him look real to talking about how Josh Brolin‘s facial animations were used. Perhaps Avengers: Endgame might be Weta Digital’s biggest work and achievement yet so far.
Aiken’s work did not go empty-handed or unrewarded. Thanks to their efforts, Avengers: Endgame enjoyed an Oscars 2020 nomination for Best Visuals. This was the only nomination the movie received, which is something the entire VFX team can feel proud of.