Thanks to the legends like Stan Lee and Jim Starlin, we have movies to look forward to such as next week's The Avengers: Infinity War.
While Stan Lee has been the topic of a lot of bad press as of late, we can look forward to a cool cameo next week in The Avengers: Infinity War.
And we have Jim Starlin to thank for Thanos, Drax, Gamora, the Infinity Gems, and the Infinity Gauntlet and Infinity War comics.
The Russo brothers spoke with the BBC about The Avengers: Infinity WarÂ movie and gave kudos to both Lee and Starlin:
"He's the godfather of a lot of these stories, him and Jack Kirby," Joe RussoÂ said about Stan Lee. "And Jim Starlin, actually, in particular for the character Thanos, the writer who created Thanos."
Joe Russo also talked about the Stan Lee cameo.
"So, Stan, typically we try to get him out â€” he doesn't love to fly â€” so we try to get him out for his cameos around the same time" Russo said. "So if we have other movies shooting on the same lot that we're on, for instanceÂ Ant-ManÂ [and the Wasp] or Avengers 4, we group his cameos together and then move him from one set to the next and get him through his cameos in one day... He's great. He's a blast to have on set and everybody loves it. And he seems to engender a really warm response from the audience when he comes on the screen."
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studiosâ€™ â€śAvengers: Infinity Warâ€ť brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Anthony and Joe Russo direct the film, which is produced by Kevin Feige. Louis Dâ€™Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay. â€śAvengers: Infinity Warâ€ť releases in U.S. theaters on April 27, 2018.