Stan Lee is the man who gave us a whole universe where we can be happy, with a lot of characters who went on to become idols. But, at the same time, he too has entertained us with his incredibly funny and interesting cameos in the Marvel Movies. And, this time also, all eyes were on his cameo in Avengers: Endgame. With a young Stan Lee in the 1970s, it was simply an incredible decision to send Lee back in those days.
It was really touching and heart-whelming to see him back in time when he used to be young. But, now it has been revealed that Lee was de-aged for nearly 45 years. Lola VFX, the firm that has been behind almost all of the de-aging process scenes for Marvel made it possible. And now, Trent Claus of Lola has revealed Stan Lee’s 45 years de-aging process. Here’s what he said,
“There was some work, very minor de-aging done on Captain Marvel. But that was 10 years ago or something. So not really a noticeable change overall, especially for a man of his age. But for this one, we had to go back 45 years, so it was a pretty sizable amount.”
When we tried to jump into the core of the de-aging process, then Claus explained to us that every shot that they shot was completely different because of the changes in facial expression. He continued to tell,
“The work that we do, we don’t create a CG replication of the actor. We use the actor that’s actually there on the screen, so we were actually modifying the actor in the performance that was there on set as opposed to re-creating something new. So, we have to treat each and every frame like a painting, where you’re working with light and shadow, and form, and composition, and things like that to accomplish the goal.”
“We’ve got a highly trained roster of artists here that work for us that have been doing this for a long time. Lola started de-aging way back on X-Men 3, and have been doing it ever since. I started with the first, as far as de-aging and stuff goes, with the first Captain America.”
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