In Avengers: Endgame as the group suits up for the first time as a team, they equip themselves with some fetching white quantum realm suits. Thing is those suits don’t exist in the real world, they are in fact 100% computer-generated.
With the recent digital home release of Endgame, during the commentary track where Hawkeye travels back to his family’s farm before the snap, co-writer Christopher Markus notes “Props to the FX team because those boots don’t exist”, and co-director Joe Russo confirms “Yeah, the entire suit is CG”.
Given the nano-tech aspect of the suits, that seem to appear and disappear inside each members quantum-watch-gizmo, it makes sense there would be digital versions of the outfits regardless.
There is also seemingly one other benefit for not having physical suits on set.
Speaking to Comicbook.com earlier this year Visual Effects Supervisor Russell Earl said “...what ends up happening is the suits evolve and change. In this case, I don’t think the design of the suit was fully there when they started shooting the scene and I think they were shooting multiple scenes at multiple locations.” Thus allowing tweaks to the design to carry on along the shoot and not slow anything down. Pretty neat.
Given how expertly the CG suits blend with the real world on screen, it begs the question… how many other seemingly unsuspecting ‘real’ elements never existed at all?!?