Keeping the secret is a titanic task. Particularly when the lights of truth flash relentlessly. As much as Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures moved heaven, earth and sea to reserve the biggest surprises until the day of the release of their spider web, the truth is that countless fans went with the only task of confirming what was already 99.9 guaranteed. percent. That is to say, the meeting of three famous film versions of Spider-Man in the same film. And so much security came mostly from that viralized image —months before the premiere— of Andrew Garfield supposedly on the set of Spider-Man: No Way Home; an image that (eventually we would discover) was authentic.
Four months have passed since no way home hit theaters around the world and become one of the ten highest-grossing films of all time. However, doubt prevails over who and how had the audacity to leak those revealing images. Because it was not only one, but also another where —although less clearly— we see Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire on the film set, surrounded by scaffolding and blue screens. And this scenario, after the magic of visual effects, coincides with a scene prior to the final battle of the film, where the three Spider-Man (Garfield, Maguire and Tom Holland) talk like old comrades.
Speaking of visual effects, he was just an acclaimed artist within this branch, Kelly Port, who recently saw fit to weigh in on that memorable leak. It happened during a talk for the YouTube channel Sam and Nikowhere the hosts and the guest share impressions of no way home while viewing key moments from the film.
Arriving at that scene of Andrew Garfield on the scaffolding of the Statue of Liberty, Port – who served as visual effects supervisor for the film in question – commented that given the enormous number of VFX artists that the production required, he did not I would be surprised if any of those people leaked the material.
“There are thousands of people. Our VFX team was by far the largest team in existence. And often the leaks don’t necessarily come from VFX. [Pero] in this case, I think they did. Or an external provider is from where I think [la filtración] really came,” said the Oscar nominee (via CinemaBlend).
On the other hand, Kelly Port emphasized that even in huge production teams it is not so easy for a member to appropriate valuable information and make it public in complete anonymity. At the end of the day, leakers are risking their careers, they are left vulnerable to lawsuits from large corporations, and leaks regularly leave a trail to find who is responsible. For example, his name embedded in the images he must work with and is prohibited from distributing.
“The main thing that prevents people from doing it is that they are going to lose their job forever,” added the effects supervisor, also a participant in Avengers: Endgame. “As a studio, when Marvel or Sony sends a sequence to a visual effects studio to start work, we call it rotation. And then when [los artistas de efectos] receive that, usually a stream with your name is sent as a watermark on the whole thing. That’s a kind of preventative medicine.”
Whoever it was, an indisputable certainty is that of the three interpreters of Spider-Man in no way homeAndrew Garfield suffered the most from the leaks. In the midst of rumors, theories and leaked material, the Briton constantly appeared before the media, on the occasion of the promotion of other films in which he acted. And there was no lack of the journalist who asked him about his alleged return as Spider-Man. This triggered stressful situations for Garfield, who much to his regret had to lie and declare that he knew nothing about anything.
“I worked really hard to keep it a secret that I was filming in Atlanta,” the actor stated in January (via). “But all these leaks were happening, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, guys, what the hell is going on? I’m working so hard here to keep it a secret, and then here’s a picture of me with Tobey!’
Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently available for purchase and rent on different digital platforms.
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