Many of us nerds are still dealing with the loss of the legendary Stan Lee, who passed away yesterday at the age of 95. Lee’s characters have brought much joy and inspiration to people all over the world. I’ve seen countless memes in tribute to Lee over the last 24 hours, the outpouring of love from the nerd world is quite overpowering.
Marvel studio head Kevin Feige, the man who took Lee’s wonderful creations and brought them to the big screen, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, and talked about the future of Stan Lee cameos within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Lee’s cameos have become an extra treat included in the MCU films that many, if not all fans anxiously wait to spot in the film. Below is what Feige had to say about upcoming cameos.
“One of the many things I learned from Stan was that everyone likes a surprise. We’ll think about an appropriate way [to honor him], but even in the 18 years I’ve been at Marvel, the appropriate way is to do justice to the amazing characters and stories that he created. And we’ll continue to do that.”
Feige also talked about how Stan Lee gave him his nickname in a voicemail from long ago.
“The light on the phone was blinking and I checked the message. ‘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.”
Just one of many great stories to come to light over the last day or so. The nerd world will eventually recover from the loss of Stan Lee, as he will never be forgotten.
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