Marvel VFX Supervisor Breaks Down The Epic Sling Ring Scene From Avengers: Endgame

There are a lot of jaw-dropping moments in Avengers: Endgame. But, not many have the quality to stand in front of that visually brilliant ‘sling ring scene’, because that scene brought in all the heroes we lost in Avengers: Infinity War. The level of awesomeness was increased by the fact that just when Thanos was about to kill Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man, Doctor Strange and Wong transported all the dusted superheroes straight at the Avengers HQ. After that, as we all know, a big battle took place between the armies of Thanos and the superheroes. But, it wasn’t easy to execute this and Weta Digital visual effects supervisor, Matt Aitken has revealed the challenges behind this.

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There was a huge difference between the sling portals we have seen in earlier films of Doctor Strange and in Endgame. He said,

“We wanted to make sure that they were instantly recognizable for people as being the same Doctor Strange sling ring portals from the earlier movies. Because at that really magical moment when the portals start opening up behind Cap, we wanted people to be instantly aware of what was going on.”

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“We didn’t want them to be wondering, ‘Oh what’s this strange thing I’m seeing here? Is this the heroes arriving or is this more of Thanos’ army arriving through some other way?’ So it had to be very clearly recognizable as these Doctor Strange portals.”

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Aitken also talked about the big question whether everything seen within these portals was for this film only and added,

“As you say there’s Wakanda and New Asgard, but there’s also Titan, Kamar-Taj, and Contraxia, where the Ravagers come from. They had to be CG because we are, essentially, filming those environments with the same camera that we’re running on the compound, the battlefield side of the portal. As the camera’s moving back in these big, dynamic, sweeping camera moves, we want it all to feel like the paralapse is correct and everything’s locking together so that there’s a connection between what’s on this side of the portal and what’s inside the portal.”

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