Shazam!‘s director has pointed out an error that we all missed in his movie – and we definitely wouldn’t have spotted it otherwise.
In one scene, we see our hero flying through the mall, though David F Sandberg has shone a light on a problematic shot that the crew managed to solve in post production.
“With problem solving, you may only think of big problems like how do you make someone fly?” he said on his ponysmasher YouTube channel in a video called ‘The Problem Solving of Filmmaking’.
“The answer to that is you get a bunch of stunt guys in blue and strap the actor to a giant tuning fork.
“Then VFX artists spend months and months painting out everything that’s blue, and for months you look at this shot over and over, scrutinising every pixel around Shazam.
“And you’re so focused on that that you don’t notice until way too late that there are crew members still in the shot standing around,” he added, noting how a group of crew members can be seen next to an escalator in the mall as Shazam flies.
The solution? They added CGI bags and a mop to those in question to make them blend in and look like shoppers and janitors. Genius.
He went on to joke that the fact they’re the only members of the public who aren’t running from the sight of a flying man in a mall *obviously* means they’re members of a blind and deaf convention…