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There's A Reason The Airships Reminded You Of The Avengers

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"It’s funny: our visual effects supervisor, Janek Sirrs, he did I Am Legend with me and he also did Avengers. So right after that finished and came out, he joined us, and the only thing I was concerned about – because I knew that our hovercraft ships weren’t going to look like aircraft carriers – were the engine mechanisms looking the same.

"There was a similar physical design to them for a while, and we had to make sure we tweaked them enough. Then the production designer ended up using an illustrator who was also on Avengers – it’s all very incestuous, by the way, all these movies – and he had done all of the illustrations for that on the Avengers, so he could make sure he didn’t cross over."

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