UPDATE: The Russos have just responded to Starlin’s Facebook with a very appropriate reply. Looks like this whole ordeal might actually happen. Congratulations Mr. Starlin!
Jim Starlin is ready for his close up, Mr. Russo. The legendary comic writer may have been lamenting last month on Facebook about the disparity in payment from Marvel and DC regarding uses of characters he created in their respective films…
…but that doesn’t mean he’s not still up supporting the MCU usage of his brain-children…provided he can get a little facetime:
Starlin’s contribution to the cast of characters being featured in the recent period of MCU films does appear to be growing (he created Thanos…Drax…Gamora). His strength has always been the more cosmic personalities and the Marvel Studios films have been building to a more cosmic scope for a couple years now culminating in the Infinity War film’s required more intergalactic setting. The copy of the Infinity Gauntlet seen on set in the photo above does seem to confirm this.
With Starlin’s creations playing such a big part in the MCU these days, perhaps a little cameo time on screen wouldn’t be out of line. Perhaps this is the case with some of the other creators as well. Maybe Stan Lee could share a little of his screen-time with some of the other creators who contributed. It seems it would be a nice tip of the hat to the people behind the characters the audience loves. It would seem an appropriate time to do it while some of the legends of the field are still with us.
What do you think? Would you be interested in seeing a few more of the comic-minds on screen for a few seconds to honor their contribution? Let us know who…and how…you’d like to see it in the comments section below.
Avengers: Infinity War opens May 4, 2018.