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Marvel didn't tell VFX artists that Avengers movie was being brought forward

Marvel didn't tell VFX artists that Avengers movie was being brought forward

One Marvel VFX artist said they never knew the release date for an Avengers film was brought forward

Marvel didn’t tell VFX artists working on Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame that the release of one of the movies was being brought forward – with employees saying they were told the studio had simply ‘forgotten’ to bring it up. 

In an age where CGI plays a key part in cinema, visual effects departments have an increasingly tough job on their hands – especially if they’re working to a deadline that has since shifted without their knowledge. 

Speaking to Gizmodo, one VFX artist – known only as ‘David’ - claimed Marvel’s process can sometimes prove slightly inconsistent. 

While he said Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the best projects that he’s ever worked on, the same couldn't be said for the latest Avengers movies.

Still from Avengers: Endgame.

He explained: “The worst was when Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame were coming out. They actually bumped up that release by a month but they hadn’t told us.

"I remember being on the floor with my team and one of my artists comes to me and says, ‘Hey, you see this?’ and he shows me the article saying Marvel bumped the release date up a month.” 

It turned out Marvel had failed to notify the team working on the film that the release date had changed – at which point, David went to his supervisor, who was also in the dark. 

The folks at Marvel eventually for back to them, admitting they had ‘forgotten’ to tell them, with David adding: “So we found out from a press release that we had one less month to work on all these shots.” 

While both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame had their release dates bumped forward by about a week, there's no record of either of their release dates being shifted forward by a whole month.

UNILAD has reached out to Marvel for comment. 

Endgame is currently the second highest grossing movie of all time after making $2.798 billion at the global box office. It was the highest grossing of all time for a brief while, before Avatar reclaimed the title courtesy of a cinematic re-release.

Endgame became the second highest grossing movie of all time.

Marvel recently confirmed that two new Avengers movies are on the way in 2025, with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty set to be released on 5 May that year, followed by Avengers: Secret Wars on 7 November.

The films will be part of Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and mark the first time ever two Avengers films have released in the same year.

They will be the first Avengers films since 2019, when Avengers: Endgame put an end to the Infinity Saga.

The exact lineup of the Avengers is yet to be confirmed and will likely be determined by what happens in Phase 5.

It's uncertain whether any of the old lineup will return, with Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff both dying in Avengers: Endgame.

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Featured Image Credit: Marvel

Topics: Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers