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How ‘Captain Marvel’s Stan Lee Cameo Changed After His Passing
By Mikelle Leow, 10 Mar 2019
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Stan Lee had promised to restore the destruction created by ‘Thanos’ in Avengers: Infinity War. Sadly, the former Marvel Comics president passed on months later in November 2018.
“Well, unfortunately it means a lot of new work for me,” Lee proclaimed in June. “Don’t worry—before you know it, I’ll have our friends up and at ’em. And if I were ‘Thanos’, I’d start getting out of town. ‘Excelsior’!”
Keeping faithful to the MCU tradition of featuring Lee as a cameo, the creative force of Marvel Comics had filmed his appearance in Captain Marvel prior to his passing.
What was conceptualized as a funny scene, though, was since edited into a more touching and respectful version that pays homage to Lee.
Spoiler alert: soon after Brie Larson’s ‘Carol Danvers’ arrives on Earth, she enters a train in search of the shapeshifting ‘Skrull’. There, she sees an elderly man—Lee—who is rehearsing his lines for a cameo in 1995’s Mallrats.
Director Anna Boden told Mashable that the scene was supposed to end with a “pure laugh,” but was replaced with “a little bit of a smile” from ‘Captain Marvel’ following Lee’s death.
“[S]he kind of breaks character for a moment” too, Boden added.
The finalized version has the protagonist gazing at Lee for a few moments and smiling to herself, before moving on with her mission.
In paying tribute to the former Marvel Comics president, Marvel Studios also swapped its usual opening with a Lee-focused version, which made the film’s directors cry.
[via Mashable, cover image via s_bukley / Shutterstock.com]
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