In our new 2020 series in the lead up to the Oscars, we speak to the visual effects supervisors behind the films in contention this year. The first is Dan DeLeeuw VFX supervisor on Avengers: Endgame.
Endgame is a sequel to 2012’s The Avengers, 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, and the twenty-second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features the visual effects work of a score of companies such as Weta Digital, ILM, Digital Domain, DNeg, Lola VFX, Cantina Creative, Framestore, RISE, Cinesite, Legacy Effects and others.
Avengers: Endgame was widely anticipated and it delivered. The film premiered in Los Angeles on April 22, 2019, and was released in the USA on April 26. The film received praise from both fans and critics for its direction, acting, action sequences, visual effects, and emotional weight, – especially from the digital characters such as Thor and the Hulk. The film grossed nearly $2.8 billion worldwide and is currently on Disney+.
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