Ray Chan, Marvel’s legendary manufacturing designer for Deadpool & Wolverine, and far more, has handed away

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Ray Chan, the artwork and manufacturing designer for numerous Marvel Studios movies, handed away earlier this week.

Ray Chan, Marvel, Deadpool & Wolverine

The movie business is reeling from the lack of the legendary manufacturing designer Ray Chan. Several genres, together with a lot of Marvel Studios’ largest movies, spotlight Chan’s meticulous eye for element and world-building experience. He died earlier this week, as promotion for his newest movie, Deadpool & Wolverine, kicks into excessive gear. He is survived by his spouse Lindsay and his youngsters Caspar and Sebastian.

“Ray was first and foremost a good friend to everyone at Marvel Studios. He was a talented collaborator who brought creativity and attention to detail to every frame of every movie he worked on, and who was able to bring out the best in each department he worked with,” mentioned Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige and Louis D’Esposito in a joint assertion. “He was the nicest human being and was such a pleasure to work with, hugely generous, and the kind of person who could take the seed of an idea and turn it into something beautiful. We are devastated by his passing. He will be missed by everyone at Marvel, and our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.”

Chan started working hand-in-hand with Marvel Studios in 2013 as a supervising artwork director for Thor: The Dark World. He continued that position for a lot of movies throughout Marvel’s MCU enlargement, together with Guardians of the GalaxyAvengers: Age of UltronDoctor StrangeInfinity War, and Endgame. He served as an artwork director on Spider-Man: Far From Home earlier than touchdown the gig of manufacturing designer for The Falcon and The Winter SoldierAnt-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and Deadpool & Wolverine.

Other films to really feel Chan’s golden contact embody Children of MenBlood DiamondRobin HoodNanny McPheeNational TreasureKnight and Day, and Dungeons and Dragons.

Without Chan’s experience, the Marvel Cinematic Universe might look completely different in future installments. When you concentrate on how cool and cohesive the MCU appears to be like total, know that Ray Chan performed an integral half in bringing it to life.

We right here at JoBlo want Mr. Chan protected passage to the Hereafter and provide our condolences to his household, mates, and followers. Thank you, Mr. Chan, for inviting us into your world.

About the Author

Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a JoBlo.com editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He began with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, earlier than launching the companion YouTube collection Animation Movies Revisited. He’s additionally the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio present specializing in comedian books, movie, music, and extra. You’ll hardly ever catch him with out headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.

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