Last week, MovieWeb.com reported The Avengers cinematographer Seamus McGarvey used an iPhone to shoot certain scenes in the big-budget superhero tale. It seems the director of photography was misquoted, and clarified what he meant in a recent interview. Take a look at what he had to say below.
“I was talking about how up and coming film makers have access to a whole range of new technologies which expand our options as filmmakers. I mentioned that the iPhone and the Canon 5d Mk2 were devices currently used on many Hollywood productions. I used the Canon on some shots on Marvel’s The Avengers movie. Unfortunately, this was edited to read that I shot some of the film with the iPhone. This is not true.”
Walt Disney Pictures, which is distributing The Avengers, also confirmed that no shots were filmed using an iPhone on the superhero ensemble. The outlet which originally ran the Seamus McGarvey interview, Irish Film and Television Network, did not respond to the allegations of misquoting, but they did remove The Avengers remark from their interview.
Marvel’s The Avengers comes to theaters May 4th, 2012 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson. The film is directed by Joss Whedon. (Source)