Excelsior: Hollywood Reacts to Stan Lee Death

13 November, 2018, 08:39 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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Lee did still enjoy the fruits of his Marvel labors, however, telling ABC News in 2015 that the dominance of those characters at the box office half a century after their creation felt "wonderful". "Son of a gun, you're a triple threat", he once enthusiastically encouraged an aspiring 11-year-old comic artist who presented Lee with his work.

"Hi, heroes. This is Stan, and I'm really just making this little Twitter piece because I want you to know how much I appreciate all the messages you've been sending", Lee says in his first video posted in May 2018. The legend, who will be mourned by comic-book lovers and Marvel movie and TV fans, was known as the creator and co-creator of some of Marvel's most beloved characters, including the X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Daredevil. In addition to being the former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, he went on to become the imprint's publisher and chairmen.

Marvel paid tribute to Mr Lee, calling him the "creator, voice and champion" of the company.

Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman described Lee - who has died aged 95 - as a "pioneering force in the superhero universe", saying he was "proud to have helped bring one of his characters to life".


Another Marvel actor, Winston Duke, credited Lee with creating "characters that continue to stand the test of time and evolve with our consciousness". Over time, Marvel would be regarded as one of the premiere comic book publications, and eventually grew into a brand that Disney valued and purchased for $4 billion. The documentary series followed host Browning Smith (the "most flexible man in the world") as he traveled the world seeking out, testing, and interviewing individuals with real-life superpowers - or as close as one can get in the real world.

Speaking about his career, Lee said that he used to be embarrassed "because I was just a comic book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers". Popular Marvel films include "The Avengers" and its various sequels, "Black Panther" and "Iron Man".

Rest in peace, Stan.

While Lee's health has deteriorated significantly over the previous year - he suffered a particularly bad bout of pneumonia at the beginning of 2018 - there's no official word yet on the cause of death. His next major movie cameo - outside of that scene in 1995's Mallrats - would come in 2000, when Stan portrayed a beachside hotdog vendor in the first X-Men movie. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.

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