Maul is one of the best and most famous cosplayers on the planet, a man whose work we’ve featured here for everything from God of War to assassin’s Creed to, repeatedly, The Wizard. The latest shoot of him, however, might well be his best yet.
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To commemorate the anniversary of superman Making his comic book debut in 1938, Maul took to the skies of Cologne/Köln (home of GamesCom!) to pay homage to a character who “is my absolute hero.” With a crane, some cables, harnesses, and no little bravado, Maul and Emily Wellrock—playing Lois Lane—were lifted high above the city to support a van, a helicopter, and each other.
Pulling it off, of course, required a whole team of people working behind the scenes. First of all, it should be noted that Maul, who has training as a stuntman, didn’t just wake up one day and fund all of this with her multi-million dollar cosplay possessions; the shoot was sponsored by Pringles, as many big-budget cosplay features are these days.
He also had to work with Warner Bros. and DC, along with production concepta film and effects studio that specializes in this type of vehicular stunt. Parallel Life, a company that works with movie and television studios to create world-class costumes.made Maul’s costume (it’s black according to his favorite Superman comic). Jun Kim took the photoswith eosAndy—another person that we have presented here a batch—in editing tasks.
However, all that organization and work was worth it when you see the results. Maul and Wellrock ended up being hoisted 70 meters (230 feet) in the air over the city for most shots:
With the exception that this one was taken on the ground, with Maul (and a crane) holding a truck:
And yes, okay, there had to be a little A bit of editing is required to get rid of the wires, but that doesn’t count.
You can see the full gallery of shots on Maul’s Facebook page, and below is the first of two short videos showing some of the prep work that went into it:
And here’s a clip uploaded by Wellrock showing the pair taking off: