I can't imagine anyone caught this "mistake" watching Avengers: Endgame in the theater last year, and I'm still shocked anyone noticed it from the home release or streaming on Disney+. But VFX master Matt Aitken wishes his team had caught it before Endgame hit theaters and became the highest-grossing movie of all time.
Visual Effects Supervisor Matt Aitken from Weta Digital was part of the team that earned a 2020 Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects for Avengers: Endgame. It was the movie's only nomination and it didn't win (setting a sad new record).
Matt Aitken talked to us last year about taking a lot of lessons from The Lord of the Rings for Avengers: Endgame. Recently, he talked to Wren and Niko of Corridor Crew in a lengthy video, breaking down the VFX work for Avengers 4. Aitken didn't bring up the little Thanos' "clipping" error, but Niko asked about it and Wren gasped when he saw the mistake in the video (which you can watch below).
As Matt Aitken added, it truly takes an artist's hand to craft the suit. But I'm with some of the commenters on the video, squinting hard to even see the problem:
Only a true artist would be so pained at such a minor error! It was tough for a lot of people to spot, and despite Niko saying "finger bits," it's not the top of his fingers. As some pointed out, you can see the base of his fingers pass through the top of the palm of the gauntlet.
Watch that moment (repeatedly) at the 5:25 mark of the video:
Can you see what they're talking about? It's definitely not worthy of an "oh no," to me. If that's the mistake he's asked about most -- or at all -- he's doing well. I can't believe anyone noticed that enough to even mention it, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe is jam-packed with eagle-eyed fans who spot every easter egg and every error. Fans were surprised by all of Endgame's CGI hair shots and maybe even more surprised by one character who didn't need CGI.
Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.
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