SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME VFX Supervisor Explains How THAT Shot Of Andrew Garfield Leaked Online

Prior to Spider-Man: No Way Home's release, 4K footage of Andrew Garfield suited up as the web-slinger found its way online. Now, one of the movie's VFX Supervisors explains how that could have happened.

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures managed to keep Spider-Man: No Way Home's biggest surprises under wraps before it arrived in theaters, but there were still some pretty noteworthy leaks. 

A shot of Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock and the three Spider-Men teaming up were among them, but by far the biggest was 4K footage of Andrew Garfield suited up on set. There were claims it was a clever fake, leaving us unsure of its validity until we got to see the threequel on the big screen.

How does something like that leak online? Digital Domain VFX Supervisor Kelly Port addressed that during a recent interview with Corridor Crew, putting it down to an "out-sourced vendor."

"It's just thousands of people. Like, our visual effects team was by far our biggest team there is and often the leaks don't necessarily come from VFX. In this case, I think they did, or an out-sourced vendor is where I think [the leak] really came from," Port explained. "I think the main thing that keeps people from doing it is just, their gonna lose their job, like, forever."

"As a studio, when Marvel/Sony sends over a sequence to a visual effects studio to begin work, we call that a turnover. And then when they get that, it's usually sent as a sequence, and your name is watermarked across the whole thing...that's sort of the preventative medicine."

We're still pretty sure this "leak" was a clever marketing tactic to get fans talking, and after that incredible box office success, we now know it paid off for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Chances are we'll never know the true story, but leaks continue to be prevalent in Hollywood, which has also been the case for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (the whole plot is out there).

Talking of Spidey, check out our interview with Morbius star Jared Leto below:
 

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