"It became a national holiday when he was on set"
Marvel boss Kevin Feige has confirmed that Stan Lee will make another cameo after the release of Captain Marvel.
The legendary Marvel co-founder died last November at the age of 95. Now, Feige has confirmed that Lee’s memory will live on in the form of another forthcoming cameo.
“It became a national holiday when he was on set, up through this movie and an upcoming one as well,” Feige confirmed to press on the Captain Marvel red carpet.
Speaking to Metro earlier this week, directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck also opened up about Lee’s highly-anticipated cameo.
“I don’t want to say anything I’m not supposed to say,” Boden said.
“But just that it was… we did want to kind of have a moment and tribute to Stan Lee in this movie, obviously.
“It was something that came from Marvel and when they showed it to us, there was not a dry eye in the house. It was really emotional.”
As for the future of the MCU, it was revealed yesterday that Marvel is looking to cast its first openly gay superhero.
During promotion for 2018’s Ant-Man And The Wasp, the studio’s president Kevin Feige said Marvel was working towards introducing a new LGBTQ character into the cinematic universe with 2020’s The Eternals.
Now, according to That Hashtag Show, Marvel have given more details of what they’re looking for. The studio is said to be searching for an actor who “physically looks like a superhero” and is between the ages of 30 and 49. There is no preference over ethnicity, however, they would prefer the part to go to an openly gay actor.
The Eternals are a superhero team, including characters like Sersi, Ikaris, and Piper. The identity of the proposed gay character is currently being kept under wraps and it is unknown if it will be a completely new character or one that has previously been seen in the comic books.
The film is scheduled to beginning shooting in the UK in September and will be released in 2020. It will be directed by Chloé Zhao, who was behind the camera for 2017 western movie The Rider.