Stan Lee could have new MCU cameos through CGI


It has been nearly four years since comic book writer Stan Lee passed away. But he might make his way back to the big screen. According to Screenrant, fans could see new Marvel Cinematic Universe cameos of him with the help of CGI and old footage.

Marvel has signed a 20-year deal with Stan Lee Universe, a venture between Genius Brands International and POW! Entertainment, as per The Hollywood Reporter. This means Marvel can license the likeness of Lee for upcoming feature films, TV productions, and merchandising among others. But it doesn’t clearly state if creating CGI cameos is allowed.

Meanwhile, Andy Heyward, chairman and CEO of Genius Brands claims that “it’s a broad deal.” He added, ‘It really ensures that Stan, through digital technology and archival footage and other forms, will live in the most important venue, the Marvel movies, and Disney theme parks.’

Stan Lee comeback, <b> Stan Lee could have new MCU cameos through CGI </b>
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Apart from co-creating many Marvel characters, audiences have enjoyed seeing Lee’s appearance in various MCU films. But sadly, he passed away at the age of 95 in 2018. Before his passing, he got to film several cameos that were featured in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Captain Marvel, and Avengers: Endgame.

If ever Lee’s CGI comeback will push through, MCU fans would probably have different reactions to it. Screenrant explained that the ethics of reviving late actors for films are “being called into question” following the deepfake inclusion Carrie Fisher and Peter Cushing’s Leia and Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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