Marvel bosses preparing special Stan Lee cameo video

Marvel Studios officials will honour Stan Lee by putting together a special behind-the-scenes video of every single one of the late comic book legend’s movie cameos. The co-creator of superhero characters including Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, and Blac…

Marvel Studios officials will honour Stan Lee by putting together a special behind-the-scenes video of every single one of the late comic book legend’s movie cameos.

The co-creator of superhero characters including Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, and Black Panther passed away in November (18) at the age of 95, and his final film appearance is featured in the highly-anticipated Avengers: Endgame blockbuster.

However, fans will get to revisit each of his typically humorous cameos – and view previously unseen footage of Lee on set – as part of an upcoming tribute package.

“We’ve put a video together,” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige tells Entertainment Weekly.

“We’ve never done this before, a behind-the-scenes of every cameo. All the B-roll that was shot and his stand-ups there. His passing was very emotional for all of us, but it suddenly all came back to me just when I watched it.”

The short film will also include an unused Lee cameo from a previous Avengers movie.

It’s not known when the clip is planned to be released, but the news emerges days after Avengers: Endgame co-director Anthony Russo, who, together with his brother Joe, also shot three other Marvel blockbusters, recalled how all the cast and crewmembers would always be in awe of Lee whenever he visited.

“We have all these movie stars on that (Endgame) set, and when Stan came to set, everybody would be like kids again,” he told Mashable.

“It was always a lot of fun shooting these cameos because he was very charming, and he would maybe get the crew going, and everybody would be laughing and having a good time.”

Avengers: Endgame, starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Scarlett Johansson, among many others, opens in theatres this week (ends26Apr19).

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Stan Lee makes his final cameo in Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo has confirmed Stan Lee’s cameo in the upcoming superhero movie will be his last onscreen appearance.The comic book legend passed away in November (18) at the age of 95, with fans around the world, both famous and…

Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo has confirmed Stan Lee’s cameo in the upcoming superhero movie will be his last onscreen appearance.

The comic book legend passed away in November (18) at the age of 95, with fans around the world, both famous and non-celebrities, mourning the loss.

As well as his extensive work in comics, including co-creating characters like Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, and Black Panther, Stan had become well known for his cameos in Marvel’s superhero movies, and the upcoming Avengers flick will mark his last time doing so.

“It’s his last one committed to film,” Joe told Mashable. “I have to say, I think it’s astonishing that this would be his last cameo. It’s just kind of mind-boggling that he made it to the end of this run. I can’t believe it.”

Avengers: Endgame, which Joe directed with his brother Anthony Russo, began shooting in August 2017, and finally hits cinemas from 24 April (19).

It boasts an all-star cast, including old favourites Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., as well as franchise newcomers Brie Larson, Chadwick Boseman and Tessa Thompson.

Recalling memories of Stan’s set visits, self-described “comic book nerd” Anthony, who has directed numerous Marvel films along with brother Joe, revealed how everyone was always in awe of the late star.

“We have all these movie stars on that set, and when Stan came to set, everybody would be like kids again,” he said. “It was always a lot of fun shooting these cameos because he was very charming, and he would maybe get the crew going, and everybody would be laughing and having a good time.”

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A Clockwork Orange title designer Pablo Ferro dies aged 83

Pablo Ferro, famed for his iconic title design work on movies such as A Clockwork Orange and Bullitt, has died at the age of 83.The Cuban-American award-winning designer died of complications from pneumonia on Friday (15Nov18) in Sedona, Arizona, his f…

Pablo Ferro, famed for his iconic title design work on movies such as A Clockwork Orange and Bullitt, has died at the age of 83.

The Cuban-American award-winning designer died of complications from pneumonia on Friday (15Nov18) in Sedona, Arizona, his family confirmed, according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter.

Ferro, a self-taught artist whose signature style incorporated montage-like title sequences, creative stylistic typefaces, and quick-cut editing, worked on over 100 films including Stanley Kubrick classics A Clockwork Orange and Dr. Strangelove, Steve McQueen’s Bullitt, Men In Black, and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), and served as a supervising editor on the music video for Michael Jackson’s 1983 hit Beat It.

Ferro, who was raised on his grandfather’s farm in Cuba, moved to New York City with his family when he was 12. He began his career in design in the mid-’50s, working with Disney animator Vladimir ‘Bill’ Tytla, who became his mentor.

He was also a contemporary of late Marvel founder Stan Lee, working with him early in his career on a series of sci-fi and adventure comics.

In the ’60s he and fellow artists Fred Mogubgub and Lew Schwartz launched their own company, creating visuals for advertising campaigns, before he got the call from Kubrick which kick-started his career in Hollywood.

Ferro’s work in title design has appeared in a dozen Academy Award-winning movies including Philadelphia and Good Will Hunting, and has also won him numerous Clio awards for creative excellence in advertising, design and communication, and a DGA Excellence in Film Award.

He later went on to create Pablo Ferro Films, served as a creative consultant on Hal Ashby’s 1983 Rolling Stones concert film Let’s Spend the Night Together and directed his own 1992 feature Me Myself and I, starring George Segal and JoBeth Williams.

The designer is survived by his former wife, Susan, as well as his children Joy Ferro-Moore and Allen Ferro.

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Kevin Feige: ‘I thought Stan Lee would live forever’

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige has paid an emotional tribute to late comic book legend Stan Lee.Lee, the brains behind Marvel’s most famous characters, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, X-Men, and The Avengers, passed away on Monday (12Nov18). He was 9…

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige has paid an emotional tribute to late comic book legend Stan Lee.

Lee, the brains behind Marvel’s most famous characters, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, X-Men, and The Avengers, passed away on Monday (12Nov18). He was 95.

In light of the sad news, Marvel Studios’ president Feige has issued a statement in which he remembered Lee and the impact the writer/publisher had on his life.

“He was a 95-year old man, I’m realistic, but he’s also Stan Lee,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “He’s a mythological legend who’s had more energy than me ever since the first day I met him. Part of me thought he would live forever.”

Feige went on to comment that he would cherish the movie posters Lee had signed for him since he was a hired as a producer at Marvel in 2000. Additionally, he shared that one of his favourite memories of the star was when he once called and left him a message during his early years at the company.

“The light on the phone was blinking and I checked the message,” the 45-year-old recalled. “‘Fearless, Feige! Fearless Feige, this is Stan Lee.’ It was just a voicemail, he just needed something. But I was, ‘I think Stan Lee gave me a nickname.’ It was amazing.”

Feige has worked as a producer on films such as X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Captain Marvel. Over the years, Lee had cameos in many Marvel film and television projects, and it has been reported that he completed the filmed footage for his cameo in the upcoming fourth Avengers film prior to his death.

However, Feige remained tight-lipped over whether Lee will pop up in any other future films.

“One of the many things I learned from Stan was that everyone likes a surprise,” he smiled.

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