Avengers: Endgame builds to a show-stopping climactic collision between good and evil, delivering full-scale comic book action the likes of which Hollywood has never seen.
Now that the film is available digitally, we took a closer look at some of the final battle’s best moments and incorporated audio from Matt Aitken, Weta Digital’s visual effects supervisor, who spills some secrets about which actors were on set on certain days, just how much work was required for that tiny Howard the Duck cameo, and more. Check out our video below, which breaks down all of the biggest and best moments from that jaw-dropping confrontation.
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The final confrontation in Avengers: Endgame is one of the most epic scenes in comic book movie history. It’s as if a comic splash page came to life, grabbed a basketball, and windmill dunked on the airport fight in Captain America: Civil War. The Endgame battle is a fight between good and evil on a truly tremendous scale, full of the type of jaw-dropping, “holy shit” moments that make you wonder how any other film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will ever be able to top it.
We’ll have to wait and see if that ever happens, but in the meantime, I spoke with Weta Digital’s visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken about how Endgame‘s final battle came together. Weta created the VFX for that sequence, and Aitken told me about how much the battle changed over time, which actors were present for its key moments, that applause-inducing moment when Captain America grabs Thor’s hammer, the nanotechnology in Iron Man’s suit, and much more. Read More »