However, that could soon change…
In this way, it can be “resurrected” through CGI (computer-generated images) and stock footage to immortalize it in films and series, theme parks, immersive experiences and merchandising.
Andy Heywardpresident of Marks of genius celebrated the deal by saying:
“This initiative really ensures that Stanthrough digital technology, archival footage and other means, live where it matters most: the films of wonder and theme parks in disney. It’s a big problem. The public has always revered Stan and if his return is done with taste and class, and respecting who he was, he will be well received. He is a beloved personality and long after you and I are gone he will remain the essence of wonder.”
While the deal doesn’t necessarily pave the way for the return of guest appearances from Lee in the movies, it’s probably only a matter of time before that happens.
For now, the wonder is authorized to use only the name, voice, image and signature of Lee in movies and TV series, as well as existing footage and audio recordings.
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The film is set after the events of ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ and brings back Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), which becomes the female version of Thor. The Guardians of the Galaxy will also play an important role in the story…
Previously director and screenwriter Taika Waititi revealed that the feature is so crazy it “shouldn’t have been done”.
“Well, between you and me and the readers, I’ve done a lot of crazy things in my life. I’ve lived ten different lives. But this is the weirdest movie I’ve ever done. If you separated all the elements of this movie, it shouldn’t make sense. It’s like it almost shouldn’t be done. If you walk into a room and say, ‘I want this and this and that’. Who is in? That kind of person. What are we going to call him? “Love and Thunder”. I mean, you would never work again. Maybe I won’t go after that.”
Melissa McCarthy will play the “false version” of Hela in the Asgard theater group, alongside Matt Damon, Luke Hemsworth and Sam Neil.
Michael Giacchino (‘Batman’, ‘Ratatouille’) is responsible for the soundtrack.