While 2,800 VFX shots may seem like a huge number at first glance, other recent superhero movie releases help to put this number into perspective.
Back in August 2020, Snyder shared that his cut would contain over 2,000 VFX shots. Now, a recent interview with Grace Randolph on the Beyond The Trailer YouTube Channel, Justice League director Zack Snyder revealed that his Snyder Cut will include around 2,800 visual effects shots in total.
It’s a visual effects extravaganza… And, you know, my hats off and kudos to my entire visual effects team, they do an amazing job, worked so hard with them every day on this movie. And it’s a labor of love for all of us.
Snyder’s first directorial effort in the DCEU, 2013’s Man of Steel, utilized close to 1,500 VFX shots in a two-hour-28 minute runtime, averaging out to 10.13 shots per minute. Looking at the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s last two huge releases, Avengers: Infinity War included around 2,500 VFX shots in two hours and 29 minutes of runtime (17.6 shots/minute) while Avengers: Endgame had about 2,500 shots in three hours and two minutes (13.73 shots/minute). Many of these shots brought Josh Brolin’s Thanos and his children to the big screen for their first starring roles in the MCU