In recent years, as nostalgia became the main asset of the audiovisual mainstream, (stan lee) Disney has been perfecting a technique with tricky ethical connotations and more or less disturbing results. That is, using the most advanced digital techniques to bring back or rejuvenate performers, whether it was a resurrected Peter Cushing or a rejuvenated Carrie Fisher in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
It is inevitable to remember this episode in light of the news that Marvel has just acquired the image rights of Stan Lee. Lee passed away in 2018, but the agreement between Stan Lee Universeand the company he helped create could lead to further appearances from beyond the grave.
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The Hollywood Reporter echoes that Marvel has signed a four-year pact with the aforementioned Stan Lee Universe, a company linked to Genius Brands International and POW! Entertainment, the latter organization that Lee led in life. Said agreement contemplates the license of Lee’s name and image in future feature films and television productions, as well as in theme parks, merchandising, and other “experiences” that, as has been clarified later, would not include video games or dalliances with virtual reality. “This ensures that Stan, through digital technology and archival footage, will survive in the most important place, the Marvel movies, and the Disney theme parks. It is a broad agreement” , they assure the company. stan lee
Lee was editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics in the 1960s, and together with artists such as Jack Kirby or Steve Dikto , he built a quarry of superheroes who first succeeded in cartoons and today do so in the movies, having become the current point of blockbuster spear . Lee’s name is thus closely linked to Spider-Man, the Avengers or the X-Men, and he has remained so even after distancing himself from the publisher thanks to his repeated presence in the film adaptations. The artist began by making cameos of him in the Spider-Man movies for Sony or the X-Men movies for Fox, and soon extended this custom to the countless Marvel Studios films. stan lee