Stan Lee, the father of many Marvel superheroes, left us in November 2018. The American screenwriter and editor was used to always making funny cameos in films adapted to the comics. Imagine if Stan Lee could come back from the dead. Indeed, Marvel has just signed a contract to obtain the license that will authorize it to use the designer’s name, voice, and face for the next 20 year
As you may know, Stan Lee, the father of many heroes from the Marvel stable, left us in November 2018. The famous designer used to regular and notable appearances in film adaptations of the House of Ideas comics, first in Sony’s X-Men and Spider-Man movies, not to mention the latest productions from Marvel Studios. His disappearance came as a shock to all Marvel fans, who were attached to his personality and his creativity. For years he embodied the smiling face of the American publisher.
Spectators got to see the designer for the last time during a final cameo in Avengers Endgame, the Russo brother’s film who had the difficult task of completing the Infinity Stones saga. Now passed on to posterity, it was clear that fans will have to do without Stan Lee’s always funny short appearances in Marvel productions. We will, can you imagine that will change† As reported by our colleagues on the site HollywoodReporter Marvel just signed an agreement with Stan Lee Universe, a company co-founded by Genius Brands International and POW! entertainment. Also Read: She-Hulk – Disney+ Unveils New Trailer and Marvel Series Release Date
Marvel could use Stan Lee’s voice and face
Under this agreement, Disney/Marvel. obtained a license authorizing him to use Stan Lee’s name, voice, and physical appearance in future feature films and television productions, as well as Disney theme parks and various “experiences” and merchandise. “It really ensures that, through digital technology and archival footage and other forms, Stan will live in the place that matters most, the Marvel movies and the Disney theme parks,” said Andy Heyward, president, and CEO of Genius Brands, a company. specialized in creating youth media.
Please note, however, that this agreement does not necessarily provide: the return of Stan Lee cameos thanks to technology, and especially the deep fake like we’ve seen with Carrie Fisher in the latest Star Wars movies or even the young Mark Hamill in season 2 of The Mandalorian. Marvel will only be able to use images, sequences, and audio recordings from the cartoonist to stage it. “People revered Stan and if it’s done with taste and class, and with respect for who he was, it will be well received. He is a beloved personality, and long after you and I are gone, he will remain the very essence of Marvel,” said Andy Heyward.
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