The world may no longer have Stan Lee to continue his memorable cameos in future Marvel Cinematic Universe films. However, it appears the creator may have one more card up his sleeve.
It’s been reported that Marvel Studios has taken all of the behind-the-scenes video captured during the making of his beloved cameos in several Marvel films and is planning to edit it together for a video release. According to EW, it’s believed to be an extra when “Avengers: Endgame” is released for in-home viewing.
In an interview with EW, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige spoke about the new video and Lee’s death by saying, “We’ve put a video together…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.”
According to EW, the footage dates back to the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008’s “Iron Man,” when Lee appeared on the red carpet outside of a concert hall for a Star event and was mistaken by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) for Hugh Hefner.
Additionally, the video will also include a “deleted cameo” Lee did on Avengers, where he gave Captain America (Chris Evans) some flak, according to Feige.
In the same interview with EW revealing the news of the behind-the-scenes video, Feige also discussed his personal experiences with Lee and how he was so great to everyone he encountered. “The amazing thing is, just as you’ve all said, he said the right thing to the right person at all times,” Feige told them.” Every interaction was what one’s dream interaction with Stan Lee would be.”
Feige later shared his own memory of the creator’s unconditional kindness. “He left me a voicemail once, in 2004 or something…I’d never gotten a voicemail from Stan Lee, and I kept it for years until I think the phone disintegrated. But it was: ‘Fearless Feige! Stan Lee here….’ I listened to it over and over and over. That’s what he was always like — always supportive,” said Feige.
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